HC Deb 03 March 1987 vol 111 c555W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what guidance the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary issues to his force about the use of agents provocateurs.

Mr. Scott

The Chief Constable issues guidance to the Royal Ulster Constabulary in accordance with paragraph 1.92 of the Home Office consolidated circular on crime and kindred matters, which advises that no member of a police force should counsel, incite or procure the commission of a crime. A copy of the consolidated circular is in the Library.