HC Deb 19 May 1993 vol 225 c158W
Mr. McMaster

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to introduce a witness protection scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mates

Arrangements for the safety and protection of Crown witnesses, in selected cases, are operational matters for the Chief Constable of the RUC. The RUC has had a witness protection scheme since the early 1980s.

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