HC Deb 24 July 1996 vol 282 c473W
Mr. Maginnis

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to review the handling of public order situations and the use of plastic baton rounds in Northern Ireland. [40013]

Sir Patrick Mayhew

Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary, as part of this year's formal inspection process, will conduct a review of the RUC 's procedures and training for handling public order situations including those relating to the use of plastic baton rounds. That review will take account of the disorders associated with recent marches, including the need to ensure adequate protection of RUC officers faced with determined assaults and petrol bombs. HMI's inspection report will be publicly available later this year.