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26 May 10. Saville Inquiry: Revised Publication Date. The Northern Ireland Secretary announced (26 May 10) that Lord Saville’s Inquiry is to be published on 15 Jun 10. The Prime Minister is to make a Statement to the House of Commons to coincide with the Inquiry’s publication and there is to be a day’s debate on the matter “in the Autumn”.
Comment: The then Prime Minister announced the establishment of the Inquiry in January 1998. The aim of the Inquiry was to investigate the role of 1st Bn The Parachute Regiment in the deaths of 13 demonstrators in Londonderry on 30 Jan 72 (or ‘Bloody Sunday’). Publication of the Inquiry has been postponed several times, most recently by the advent of a General Election. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 09/21, 31 May 09)

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