SDLP 'will not block SPADs bill'
The SDLP will not block a new law aimed at preventing some ex-prisoners holding posts as Stormont special advisers (SPADs), the party has confirmed.
SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell made the announcement at a news conference on Tuesday, when he confirmed they would not support a petition of concern.
It follows a plea by Ann Travers, the sister of an IRA murder victim.
BBC NI Political Correspondent Martina Purdy reports.