§ Mr. McDonnell
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when she plans to publish the 1997–98 Report on the Royal Ulster Constabulary by Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary. 
§ Marjorie Mowlam
Copies of the 1997–98 Inspection Report, which is the fifth RUC Inspection Report to be published, have today been placed in the Library.
I am most grateful for the Report and will be considering its recommendations carefully. Her Majesty's Inspector's overall remit is to examine police operational efficiency and effectiveness and offer his independent and professional recommendations. These are largely for the Chief Constable to consider and action. This report has covered a number of areas relating to matters such as organisation, planning, personnel and community relations.
I am pleased to note that Her Majesty's Inspector continues to be impressed, as I am, by the courage, enthusiasm and commitment of the RUC and considers it to be efficient and effective.