Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:
“Not for the first time Gerry Kelly is on the run!
“This time, he’s running from public scrutiny before the NI Committee in Westminster over his role in the nefarious OTR scheme. Fearful of public questioning he has chickened out. Happy to act as secret postman for the IRA in carrying their demands for OTR amnesty letters, he, who is so quick to demand inquiries that suit republican pet projects, is cowering in the shadows, unwilling to help uncover the truth over the OTR scandal. He and Sinn Fein have too much to hide.
“His refusal to attend is a challenge to the authority of the Westminster committee, which they must not dodge.”