Parades Commission

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Mr Kevin McNamara Mr Kevin McNamara Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures he has taken to ensure that, where reports of monitors acting on behalf of the Parades Commission contain evidence of breaches of determinations, those reports are routinely handed to the police service of Northern Ireland for investigation and the results of that investigation are fed back to the Commission.

Photo of Ian Pearson Ian Pearson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office

Rule 3.3 of the Parades Commission's Procedural rules outlines the confidential treatment of all evidence and information received by the Commission, including monitors' reports.

In light of Rule 3.3 there is no routine handing of reports to the PSNI in the circumstances outlined. However, the Commission is mindful of the need to work with the police to promote disciplined and responsible parading where parading is notified to take place. The Commission will take a judgment on when it is appropriate to refer a specific incident to the police.

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