Naomi Long MLA said: “I welcome these moves and they are a strong indication that our society is moving forward to a totally peaceful future.
“My thoughts are, however, very much with the families of the victims of violence at this time.
“These very significant moves are long overdue but nevertheless indicate a commitment to peace.
“It appears that the UVF and Red Hand Commando may have decommissioned fully – the UDA must also do the same. There can be no excuse for not meeting the Secretary of State’s deadline.”