North's Parades Body Stays In Place

It has been confirmed that the current NI Parades Commission will remain for the foreseeable future.

The Minister of State for Northern Ireland, Hugo Swire, said it was "disappointing" there was no agreement yet on the proposals "for a new framework for parading".

The news comes after the Orange Order again rejected the proposed legislation to deal with contentious parades as agreed by the DUP's Peter Robinson and Sinn Fein representatives. He said its refusal to reconsider its decision meant the Parades Bill had to be delayed.

Mr Swire said on Tuesday there was "no alternative but to press on with making new appointments to the Parades Commission in time for next year's marching season".

See: Orangemen Again Reject Parading Bill


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