HC Deb 23 October 2000 vol 355 cc23-4W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has held with(a) the United Nations, (b) the OSCE and (c) other international organisations concerning the participation of serving and former RUC officers in peace-keeping duties overseas. [133523]

Mr. Hain

The RUC are one of the many police forces in the UK who contribute valuable officers as part of UK civilian police contingents to international peacekeeping operations.

My officials are in regular contact with those international and regional organisations deploying civilian police overseas to discuss issues relating to the deployment of UK civilian police, including the RUC.