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Mobile Support Units

Volume 109: debated on Saturday 2 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what training and instructions are given to Royal Ulster Constabulary headquarters mobile support units on how to shoot at targets.

[pursuant to his reply, 28 January 1987, c. 301]: The training and instructions to all member of the RUC on the use of firearms are in accordance with the "Manual of Guidance on Police use of Firearms" issued by the Association of Chief Police Officers joint standing committee on the police use of firearms. Officers allocated to duties with HMSU receive additional training commensurate with the duties they perform.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what training is received by headquarters mobile support units in the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

[pursuant to his reply, 28 January 1987, c 301]: Officers attached to headquarters mobile support units are regular members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary. They receive additional in-force training to enable them to carry out the duties assigned to the units.