HC Deb 02 February 1996 vol 270 cc958-9W
Mr. Peter Robinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about the future of the joint Shantallow RUC station—Fort George Army base; and what plans the Government have for the property after 1 September. [12237]

Sir John Wheeler

Accommodation for the police is a matter for the Police Authority for Northern Ireland in line with the operational requirements of the Chief Constable.

I understand that the RUC is currently examining its accommodation requirements to meet future policing needs in Londonderry. As the provision of new facilities at the Maydown complex nears completion, a number of options to rationalise existing accommodation are being considered, including the future of the Shantallow base. The army will consider the position with Fort George once the outcome of the RUC review is known.

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