'Suspected terrorists not handed get out of jail free card'

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, has made a statement in the House of Commons on the report published today by Lady Justice Hallett on the scheme dealing with so-called 'On The Runs'.

Lady Hallett's report concludes:

The administrative scheme did not amount to an amnesty for terrorists, suspected terrorists were not handed a get out of jail free card.

– Lady Hallett

Read: On The Runs inquiry finds system flawed bur not unlawful.

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