Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary met(a) the head of the Southern Irish police and (b) chief constables in Scotland to discuss security co-operation; and if he will make a statement on the level of co-operation between the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the police forces in the Republic of Ireland and Scotland.
§ Sir John Wheeler
The Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary meets the Commissioner of An Garda Siochana on a regular basis and the level of security co-operation between the two forces is extremely high.
In relation to chief police officers in Great Britain, the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, dependent upon subject matter, liaises personally or through officers of appropriate rank with the requisite expertise. These arrangements have proved satisfactory in maintaining full security co-operation within the United Kingdom.