HC Deb 24 February 1998 vol 307 cc196-7W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will list by item and amount the personal fitness equipment purchased since June 1989 by(a) the Police Authority and (b) the RUC from public funds for the use of chief officers at RUC Headquarters Brooklyn; and what is the present location and value of the equipment. [29224]

Mr. Ingram

[holding answer 23 February 1998]: Since July 1989 two items of personal fitness equipment have been purchased by the Police Authority for use by Chief Officers at RUC Headquarters, Brooklyn. No items have been purchased by the RUC. The individual items comprised a ski machine costing £699 and a rowing machine costing £600.

The ski machine has since been disposed of due to its dilapidated condition. The rowing machine is now located within a police station fitness room and has an estimated residual value of £300.