Fearghál Shiels of Madden & Finucane Solicitors who represent the majority of the families of those killed on Bloody Sunday said:

“We will certainly wish to explore with Mr Taylor the allegation he has made that Edward Heath held top secret meetings with senior military commanders in the lead up to Bloody Sunday and that they took place without the knowledge of the Stormont Government which was supposed to be in control of security matters in Northern Ireland .”