§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many RUC officers, by rank, have been the subject of(a) disciplinary investigations, (b) suspension and (c) disciplinary charges arising from participation in public marches and partisan demonstrations in (i) July 1996, and (ii) August 1996; and what are the outcomes and penalties imposed in any subsequent prosecution or disciplinary proceedings. 
§ Sir John Wheeler
[holding answer 4 December 19961I understand that a total of seven RUC officers—five part-time—are the subject of on-going disciplinary investigations arising out of parades and demonstrations during July and August 1996.
The investigations relate to two incidents in July 1996 and one in August 1996. Six of the officers have been suspended from duty.
All of the investigations are still active and, to date, no disciplinary charges have been preferred.