Not political, paramilitary..

Secretary of State Peter Hain has corrected himself, as reported here, after referring earlier today to “political prisoners” in relation to the Northern Ireland [Offences] Bill saying he had meant to say “paramilitary prisoners”. There’s a fuller report on the debate so far here and that debate, in the House of Commons, continues.. Live coverage available via Parliament.TV[that debate has now finished] Update The BBC report that former NI Secretary of State Paul Murphy has recommended the government consider amendments to the Bill Update2 Guardian report here and the Bill passed by 310 votes to 262.

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