Northern Ireland: Recognition Payments

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th November 2011.

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Photo of Lord Browne of Belmont Lord Browne of Belmont DUP 15th November 2011

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they expect to give in recognition payments to (a) former part-time Royal Irish Regiment Soldiers, and (b) former full-time officers in the Royal Ulster Constabulary; and how much in total they will deduct from those payments in income tax and national insurance contributions.

Photo of Lord Shutt of Greetland Lord Shutt of Greetland Liberal Democrat 15th November 2011

Former members of the Royal Irish Regiment were given one-off ex gratia payments in 2006. I should advise the noble Lord that payments to former full-time RUC officers are a matter for the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Department of Justice.

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