§ Mr. John Ellis
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the 1977 annual report of the Police Complaints Board for Northern Ireland will be published.
§ Mr. Dunn
The report is being laid before Parliament and published today. The hon. Gentleman will be aware that, although the Board itself was established on 15th June 1977, the new procedures for handling complaints against the police in Northern Ireland did not come into operation until 1st September 1977. The report therefore covers the limited period of 1st September to 31st December 1977.