HC Deb 11 June 1997 vol 295 cc498-9W
Mr. Maginnis

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans she has for fundamental changes within the Royal Ulster Constabulary; what plans she has for consultation in this respect; and if she will make a statement. [1380]

Mr. Ingram

We want the Chief Constable's Fundamental Review implemented. We will also bring forward proposals on the tripartite structure, and on police complaints. We will consult widely about possible improvements to community police links, and aim for comprehensive parliamentary scrutiny of these proposals. Taken together our proposals represent an effective response, appropriate to Northern Ireland, to growing public expectations both within the UK and beyond of what the Police Service can deliver.