To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he hopes to announce a reconstituted Police Authority for Northern Ireland; if any of the nominations have been made by the Government of the Irish Republic; and if he will make a statement.
The reconstitution of the Police Authority for Northern Ireland will be announced before the term of office of the present authority expires on 28 June 1988. The process of obtaining nominations is not yet complete.
[holding answer 25 February 1988): The information requested is provided in the following table. The table shows the approximate numbers of authorised community programme places at November 1986 and at October 1987, the latest date for which figures are available.