§ Mr. Sedgemore
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if the RUC guidelines for the use of plastic baton rounds are a classified document; and if she will place a copy in the Library. 
§ Mr. Ingram
[holding answer 11 July 1997]: The RUC documents that include the guidelines on the use of plastic baton rounds are classified as confidential internal police instructions. However, with the agreement of the Chief Constable, I have placed a copy of parts of these documents in the Library. As indicated in answers to earlier questions tabled by my hon. Friend, the RUC is currently engaged with its Association of Chief Police Officers colleagues in Great Britain in reviewing those guidelines.