“surprised and disappointed..”

The NIO have released a statement on behalf of Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward, MP, in response to the announcement by the chairman of the Saville Inquiry that the inquiry’s final report will not be completed until autumn next year.

The completion of the report is a matter for the independent inquiry but the NIO will be taking up their offer to discuss the implications of this announcement as a matter of urgency.

Of course, according to Jonathan Powell, some would have been content with an apology instead..