§ Rev. Ian Paisley
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what discussions he has had with the police authority about extra pay for the RUC during the present circumstances of terrorism in Northern Ireland;
(2) what discussions he has had with the RUC representative body about extra pay during the present circumstances of terrorism in Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. David Howell
None. The claim for special duty allowance is primarily a matter for the Police Council for the United Kingdom, by which it has been 447W considered. I understand that discussions have also taken place between the Northern Ireland Police Authority and the Police Federation. It would have been improper for me to have been a party to these discussions.