HC Deb 29 July 1997 vol 299 c159W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if the provisions of the proposed Crime and Disorder Bill will extend to Northern Ireland and if she will make a statement. [10274]

Mr. Ingram

The Government are currently finalising the content of the Crime and Disorder Bill. An assessment is being made of the applicability of its provisions to Northern Ireland and the most appropriate legislative means of introducing those considered suitable.

I will ensure that hon. Members are informed when we have reached a considered view.