§ Sir Ivan Lawrence
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the report of the Sheehy inquiry will he made available.
§ Mr. Howard
The report of Sir Patrick Sheehy's inquiry into police responsibilities and rewards is being published494W today. Copies have been placed in the Library of the House. I and the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Northern Ireland are most grateful to Sir Patrick and his team for their work. Before reaching any conclusions on their recommendations, we shall want to have the views of the police and other interests. We have invited written comments on the report by the end of September, but we shall, of course, be glad to have earlier views on all or any parts of the report from all those with an interest in its contents.