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Press Notice 06/01

INQUIRY GRANTS FULL PARTICIPANT STATUS TO THE UK SECURITY SERVICE
20th September 2006

On an application from the Security Service, the Inquiry Panel has decided to grant to the Service the status of Full Participant. This decision was taken on the basis of the reasons put forward by the Service in their application, which were:

  • The Service will have assumed lead responsibility for national security intelligence work in Northern Ireland by the time the Inquiry makes its recommendations, and needs therefore to be able to make representations and to understand fully the evidence behind and reasons for any recommendations
  • The Inquiry may wish to consider intelligence material in the course of its proceedings.

The implications of Full Participant status are set out in the Inquiry's Procedures Document of 23rd May 2005, which may be found on the Inquiry website.

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