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Orange Order may not give PSNI notice on parades

A senior Orange Order member has said the organisation may no longer give police notice of parades.

Rev Mervyn Gibson said the order had observed loyalist flag protestors being able to march into Belfast every week without a Parades Commission ruling.

It is understood the commission has not ruled because legal advice indicates it does not have the power to do so.

The commission was told it can only rule where parades are notified to the police.

BBC News NI's political correspondent Martina Purdy reports.

More of this report can be seen on the The View on BBC1 NI following the 2225 Newsline bulletin.

  • 21 Feb 2013