5. asked the Minister of Justice what assurances he can give that victims of historical institutional abuse will have their cases brought before a court where sufficient evidence is provided. (AQO 6869/11-15)
I thank the Minister for his answer. I welcome the fact that he included the PPS because, last week, when responding on the Maíria Cahill issue, he referred solely to the Police Ombudsman who, of course, has no responsibilities for the PPS or, indeed, for Northern Ireland Office interference. Can I have an assurance from the Minister that, in investigations into historical abuse, whether it is a police officer in Kincora, a priest in Rubane or a Provo in west Belfast, there will be no untouchables when it comes to paedophile abuse?
I see that you discussed animal disease at the North/South Ministerial Council meeting. What are the figures for TB in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland? What is the comparison? What steps are they taking in the Republic of Ireland and what can we learn from them to eradicate and reduce TB in Northern Ireland?
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