On the Runs: Nick Perry, top DoJ civil servant, knew about scheme
The most senior civil servant in Northern Ireland's Justice Department was aware of the On the Runs scheme in his previous job, the BBC has learned.
Nick Perry, now the permanent secretary at the Department of Justice, is a former senior government official at the Northern Ireland Office (NIO).
Justice Minister David Ford has said the secretary of state should have told him about the "shabby backdoor deal".
He said Mr Perry could not disclose it because of strict civil service rules.
BBC News NI Home Affairs Correspondent Vincent Kearney reports.
28 Feb 2014