HC Deb 10 January 2000 vol 342 c34W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the role played by the Royal Ulster Constabulary in Kosovo and Bosnia. [103725]

Mr. Ingram

In accordance with the provisions of Section 8 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998, the Royal Ulster Constabulary have seven officers serving with the United Nations International Police Task Force in Bosnia where they are monitoring the performance of the Bosnian police service. Sixty RUC officers are also with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo where they are undertaking an executive policing role pending a new Kosovan police service being trained and ready to take over law enforcement there.