HC Deb 20 July 1976 vol 915 c470W
Mr. Mates

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of the UDR, RUC and Regular Army have been discharged while serving in Northern Ireland during each quarter since 1st June 1973; and how many of these were discharged as a result of convictions by the civil authority.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

Figures for the RUC for discharges on medical grounds and for disciplinary reasons only are as follows:

1973 2nd Quarter
3rd Quarter 4
4th Quarter
1974 1st Quarter
2nd Quarter 3
3rd Quarter 6
4th Quarter 6
1975 1st Quarter 3
2nd Quarter 8
3rd Quarter 4
4th Quarter 4
1976 1st Quarter 5

Ten police officers have been dismissed or required to resign following conviction for a criminal offence during this period.

Statistics for the UDR and the Regular Army are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence.