Trevor Lunn MLA said: “I very much welcome the decision of the Attorney General to request a new inquest into these murders. The Kingsmills massacre was one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles. It is only right that the families should be given the truth of what happened to their loved ones 37 years ago.
“I would like to pay tribute to the efforts of the families who have campaigned in a dignified and honourable manner.
“This inquest has further highlighted the issues that are still unresolved in relation to the legacy of the past. It is important that the Richard Haass led talks will produce a positive outcome on the past and the other shared future issues it will discuss.”