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Maze Regeneration continued

The assembly continued its debate of a motion on the Draft Strategic Investment and Regeneration of Sites (Maze/Long Kesh Development Corporation) (NI) Order on 14 September 2010.

Sinn Fein's Paul Butler said he had an interest in the Maze/Long Kesh site as it was in his constituency and he had served on the monitoring committee that drew up the master plan for the future of the site.

Referring to the now defunct prison Mr Butler said he had "resided there for a while rather reluctantly".

Alban Maginess, SDLP, said the Maze/Long Kesh site could become a regional hub for economic development. He said the failure to build a sports stadium on the site was to be regretted.

Edwin Poots, for the DUP, said the sign above the peace and reconciliation centre should read "never again". He was insistent that it must not be a "shrine to terrorism".

The motion was passed on an oral vote.


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