HC Deb 25 April 1986 vol 96 c245W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what guidelines he has issued to the Royal Ulster Constabulary concerning the use of entrapment in the detection or prevention of crime; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Scott

The Secretary of State has not issued guidance to the RUC concerning entrapment. However paragraph 1.92 of the Home Office "Consolidated Circular on Crime and Kindred Matters" which has been issued to the RUC provides guidance to the effect that no members of a police force should counsel, incite or procure the commission of a crime. A copy of the consolidated circular is in the Library.

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