§ Mr. Robert McCartney
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what(a) numbers and (b) percentage of police reservists have not had their contracts renewed in the last three years. 
§ Mrs. Ingram
[holding answer 18 May 1998]: Over the last 3 years 25 RUC reservists were refused renewal of their 3-year contracts and 34 were refused one-year extensions. This represents an average of 1.62%. The renewals or extensions were refused for: (1) being medically unfit for the full range of duties; (2) poor attendance; and (3) unsatisfactory performance.