Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown is to head a review of parading in Northern Ireland, it has been announced.
NI Secretary Peter Hain said Lord Ashdown would bring great "expertise and credibility" to the job.
Lord Ashdown - a former international high representative for Bosnia - was raised in Northern Ireland.
The government promised an independent review of parading in the St Andrews Agreement.
Lord Ashdown and his review team will begin their work in May, with a view to reporting to the government in 2008.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Paddy Ashdown's new job
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