Colonel Bob Stewart has said it is "absolutely immoral" to consider that "people who have committed murder" in Northern Ireland should have the threat of prosecution taken away.
The Conservative MP served in Northern Ireland from 1971 and was one of the first responders to the Droppin Well bombing in 1982, which killed 17 people.
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