19 May 2006

Judge overturns Burrows appointment


The appointment of a prominent Orangeman to the Northern Ireland Parades Commission by Secretary of State Peter Hain was overturned by a High Court judge in Belfast.

FRIDAY 19/05/2006 10:23:16
By:Press Association

Mr Justice Morgan said the appointment of David Burrows to the commission last November should be quashed because the appointments procedure was unlawful, in that it failed to ensure commission membership was representative of the community.

The challenge had been brought by nationalist residents groups.

This morning`s High Court decision follows the resignation of another Portadown Orangeman, Don MacKay, on Wednesday night.

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