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Parades body 'has no powers' to stop Twelfth marches

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Intervention: Jamie Bryson

Intervention: Jamie Bryson

Intervention: Jamie Bryson

The Attorney General has told the Parades Commission that it has no legal powers to prevent bands from marching on The Twelfth.

A letter, seen by the Belfast Telegraph, was sent to the watchdog from the Attorney General's Office earlier this month.

It states that the coronavirus health regulations do not "ban parades of any nature" and as such, the Commission has "no enforcement powers".