HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 c408W
Mr. Pounder

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what consideration he has given to proposing a major reorganisation or reconstruction of the Royal Ulster Constabulary;

(2) what consideration he has given to creating a new police force in Northern Ireland to replace the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

Mr. Peter Mills

The RUC will remain the single police force in Northern Ireland. My right hon. Friend has no plans for a major reorganisation or reconstruction.

The greatest need at present is to build up the strength and effectiveness of the RUC, and to encourage recruiting from the community as a whole.