§ Lady Hermon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what meetings he has had with the Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman during the last six months. 
§ Jane Kennedy
The Secretary of State has not had any meetings with the Police Ombudsman during the last six months. However, I met with the Ombudsman on 26 November 2002, 19 February 2003 and 20 March 2003, and regular contact with the Ombudsman's office is maintained through officials of the Northern Ireland Office.