I see that legislation pertaining to "On-The-Run" cases has been revealed, the proposals cover up to 150 people. They would have their cases heard by a special tribunal, and if found guilty would be freed on licence without having to go to jail.
This legislation does not just pertain to republicans, it also involves Crown forces.
Sinn Fein MP Martin McGuinness said "We have to see all of this as part of a bigger picture... the peace process has transformed the lives of people in the north"
"What is the sense of people being pursued whenever everybody knows that as a result of the releases under the Good Friday Agreement they are not going to spend one day in prison."
I understand that these proposals will be painful for very many people and I believe that Republicans need to show sensitivity on this issue. That said I do believe that this was always going to happen as we have moved into a new period of conflict resolution on this island.
I support these proposals.