oh, thank you, secretary of state…

Back to the navel, then.. According to the BBC, Secretary of State for Wales and Northern Ireland Peter Hain is expected to deign to allow his assembly to hold a debate on Friday, no detail on the topic though, and it’s probably the final day of this assembly run? Meanwhile there are repeated noises off from various parties, and the Irish News reports[subs req] that Sinn Féin have suggested the creation of sub-committees to Hain’s Committee which, I’d suggest, would also be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.. unless someone leaks a transcript to the BBC.. Interestingly the Irish News report also suggests “It is possible that the secretary of state, if there is no consensus on the sub-committees idea, will order that they be set up.” Well, no-one expects him to be consistent, do they? Update According to the Belfast Telegraph, “The issue for debate will be the progress, or lack of it, of the Preparation for Government Committee.”.. *shakes head*

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