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Robinson inquiry resumes

A Northern Ireland Assembly investigation into the conduct of First Minister Peter Robinson and his wife Iris has resumed.

The Standards and Privileges Committee began its inquiry on January 11, days after a BBC documentary about the couple was broadcast.

The probe was then suspended pending a PSNI investigation, which later found no wrongdoing against the couple.

An Assembly spokesperson said: "After briefing the Assembly Committee on Standards and Privileges, it has been confirmed that the Interim Commissioner will now conclude his suspended investigation into the issues arising from the BBC Spotlight programme.

"Now that the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has decided not to prosecute in this case, the Interim Commissioner's investigation can resume. A report from the Interim Commissioner will follow in due course and will be considered by the committee.

"The committee will then decide whether a breach of the code has occurred."

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