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Ruc (Catholic Recruits)

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what projections he has made of levels of recruitment of Catholics to the Royal Ulster Constabulary over the next five years.

I understand that no such projections have been made; nor could they be made meaningfully, being dependent on the quality and background of all future applicants. The RUC will, however, continue its long-standing efforts to recruit Roman Catholics to the RUC and the RUC Reserve.