HC Deb 12 January 2000 vol 342 c181W
16. Mr. McGrady

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the Patten report on policing; and when he plans to introduce legislation to give effect to its proposals. [103428]

Mr. Ingram

On 9 September 1999, when the Patten Commission issued its report, the Government immediately announced that it accepted the findings in principle. At the same time, we launched a consultation process on the report, as we were required to do under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. Consultation formally ended on 30 November.