Royal Ulster Constabulary

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 26th March 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make public funds available to former members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary to support their defence during any investigation into their actions during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

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The courage and professionalism of the police and other security forces cannot be underestimated and this Government remains committed to ending the cycle of reinvestigations into the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Funding of legal support for former members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary is devolved and a matter for the Northern Ireland Executive.

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