Marching Season

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Pat Glass Pat Glass Labour, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps she has taken to ensure that the Police Service of Northern Ireland has adequate resources to ensure a peaceful marching season.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

The issue of police resources is primarily a matter for the Northern Ireland Executive. However, I have regular discussions with the Chief Constable and David Ford concerning police resources.

The additional £231 million funding provided to the PSNI by the Government for national security matters releases resources to assist with the policing of matters such as parading and public order.

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