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Nobody will be gagged in Casement Park inquiry: Nelson McCausland's pledge

By David Young, PA

Published 15/05/2015

Nelson McCausland
Nelson McCausland

The chairman of Stormont's culture, arts and leisure committee has said no one will be gagged in the probe into safety concerns at Casement Park.

Committee members yesterday voted 5-3 in favour of a formal inquiry after safety expert Paul Scott said he came under undue pressure after warning MLAs the proposed stadium could lead to tragedy similar to the Hillsborough disaster.

Committee chairman Nelson McCausland welcomed the decision to set up the probe.

"It has been alleged that a key figure in this matter felt gagged and sidelined," he said.

"I am determined that, as the DCAL committee investigates the safety aspect of Casement Park, no one with relevant information will be gagged. We must ensure that all the relevant information is scrutinised thoroughly.

He said the committee will meet next Monday to establish the terms of reference for the probe.

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