The committee’s chairman, Conservative MP Laurence Robertson, said that its members were “unanimously” determined to investigate the scheme as the terms of reference for the judge-led inquiry were “too narrow” and its hearings would be in private.
Last week, Mr Robertson told the News Letter that the committee — which unlike the judge-led inquiry has the power to compel witnesses — may ask for evidence from Tony Blair, Peter Hain, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness.
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