On the run inquiry could call Martin McGuinness

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness

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A Westminster inquiry into the IRA comfort letters could begin within a fortnight and is likely to require the attendance of Tony Blair, Peter Hain and Martin McGuinness, its chairman last night said.

As anticipated in Saturday’s News Letter, the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee yesterday voted to begin an investigation into the ‘administrative scheme’.

The probe follows that set up by the Prime Minister last week but which the committee criticised as having been given “too narrow” a remit.

 

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