The Police have confirmed that they will not be taking action over the Chief Minister’s visit to Hospice, which came shortly after he had returned from the British and Irish Council in Northern Ireland, as he didn’t break any laws..

He had visited Hospice for the opening of the The Tevir Centre which was opened by Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney.

In a statement the Constabulary said: ‘An investigation has been conducted into the circumstances and it is clear that the management team at the Hospice have given Mr Quayle permission to attend, this is one of the exceptions set out in regulations and specifically listed in Mr Quayle’s direction notice.

‘The Hospice and the Cabinet office had planned the visit and made various provisions that would allow his attendance to take place. No restrictions were breached by the Chief Minster and following consultation with the Attorney General’s Chambers, the Police will not be taking any further action.’

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