§ Mr. Sedgemore
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the ACPO Joint Standing Committee on Police Use of Firearms was informed of the use of faulty plastic bullets. 
§ Mr. Michael
[holding answer 30 June 1997]: I have been asked to reply.
The Secretary of the Association of Chief Police Officers Joint Standing Committee on the Police Use of Firearms was informed that certain plastic baton rounds were not performing to the required specification on 25 March 1997.