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

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 Lords Spokesperson (Northern Ireland Office), Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

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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