Tuesday, 8 April 2003
Garda Síochána (Police Co-Operation) Bill 2003: Second Stage.
Already we have seen that most of the pro-Good Friday Agreement parties have agreed to take part in the policing boards in Northern Ireland. My hope and wish, as I speak with my Northern Ireland hat on, are that we will very shortly see Sinn Féin take its place and play its role on the boards. We need to feel, not just in the written word but in the spirit also, that the thrust of the Patten report is being implemented.