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On the Run scheme not legal since 2010 says Peter Robinson

Northern Ireland's first minister has suggested that police and the NI Office (NIO) may not have had the legal power to continue the On the Runs scheme after 2010.

Speaking in the Northern Ireland Assembly on Monday, Mr Robinson said that, in his view, there was no legal authority for the police to respond and the NIO to issue letters to On the Runs after 2010.