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Royal Ulster Constabulary (Recruitment)

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether we will make a statement about the progress made by the Royal Ulster Constabulary to secure additional recruits following the increase in its establishment last year.

The rate of recruitment to the RUC is extremely good, and its present strength at the end of April was 6,733 compared with 6,110 at the beginning of 1979.