Remembrance Day

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Jeffrey M. Donaldson Jeffrey M. Donaldson Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if the Chief Constable of the RUC issued a directive to his officers with regard to the wearing of poppies during the annual period of remembrance centred on 11 November; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

The Chief Constable has not issued specific instructions in relation to the coming period of remembrance. Current instructions whereby officers may, on a voluntary basis, wear poppies on their uniform caps, still apply.

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