§ Sir Michael Grylls
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects to publish the 1994 report on the Royal Ulster Constabulary by Her Majesty's inspector of constabulary.
§ Sir Patrick Mayhew
Copies of the 1994 inspection report, which is the second RUC inspection report to be published, have today been placed in the Library.
I am grateful to Her Majesty's inspector for the report and am pleased to note that overall he regards the force as efficient. I welcome the findings and will be considering the report's recommendations carefully.
HMIC inspections offer the opportunity of professional examination of policing policies and priorities. This inspection form part of an on-going programme intended to examine over succeeding years various aspects of police management. It is the second in the series and has concentrated on a limited number of areas selected because of their contribution to the effectiveness arid efficiency of operational policing.