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Police: Northern Ireland

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Kilclooney Lord Kilclooney Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the police officers from Great Britain sent to Belfast in July to support the Police Service of Northern Ireland were instructed (1) to stop an Orange Order walk along main roads past shops, or (2) to stop an Orange Order walk entering residential Republican streets.

Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Lords Spokesperson (Northern Ireland Office), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

The deployment of mutual aid officers including policing tactics and instructions issued is an operational matter for the Chief Constable.

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