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Suspected Persons (Interrogation)

Volume 927: debated on Monday 7 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who lays down the interrogation procedures in Northern Ireland for the questioning of suspects; whether he is satisfied with the interrogation methods used at RUC, Castlereagh; whether all those suspected of acts of terrorism are put through the same procedures; and whether religious beliefs are material to such questioning.

The procedures and methods are a matter for the Chief Constable and are applied without distinction. In their application he is guided by the 1964 Judges' Rules, which were brought into use in Northern Ireland last October.