HC Deb 16 July 1997 vol 298 cc217-8W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what arrangements are made for armed Irish Garda to enter Northern Ireland without firearms licences; and to what extent these arrangements are reciprocal. [7716]

Mr. Ingram

The Chief Constable has advised me that any Garda officers entering Northern Ireland do not carry firearms. Any necessary protection is provided by the RUC and this is reciprocated for RUC officers entering the Republic of Ireland.