Mr McNulty, who for three years served as Labour's security and counter-terrorism minister, indicated that the long-awaited inquest into the Muslim extremist bombings may not resolve all the concerns of those affected, and also admitted that his party's response had been "naive". "If people were still unsatisfied when the coroner has finished then perhaps we should think about an inquiry," Mr McNulty told."I am very pleased that the coroner has already widened the brief of the
inquest as much as she possibly can."His views differ significantly from Labour's official stance while in power, when ministers consistently refused to sanction an independent inquiry into the atrocities which claimed 52 innocent lives.