HC Deb 02 May 1995 vol 259 cc163-4W
Mr. Trimble

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been or are being taken to secure the extradition from the Irish Republic of Eamon Collins, Len Hardy, Kiernan McBride, Mickey Collins and David Ewins for the IRA terrorist murders and attempted murders described in the Central TV programme "Network First: Confession." [20331]

Sir John Wheeler

[holding answer 25 April 1995]: Following the broadcast of the programme "Network First: Confession" on 18 April 1995, the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary has directed that the programme be examined in detail by the serious crime squad. When investigations are complete, a file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland, who will consider the matter. The question of extradition does not arise until the DPP(NI) has decided whether or not to prosecute the person concerned.