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Police And Criminal Evidence

Volume 170: debated on Thursday 19 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the authorities and officials who have to operate under (a) a code of practice under article 65 of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 and (b) the persons, authorities and officials who are covered for the purposes of article 65 by section 66.

Those who have to operate under a code of practice issued under article 65 of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 are members of the following police forces:

  • the Royal Ulster Constabulary;
  • the Belfast Harbour Police;
  • the Larne Harbour Police;
  • the Northern Ireland Airport Police.
Those who are covered for the purposes of article 65 by article 66 and who are therefore required to have regard to the provision of such a code are persons, other than police officers, who are charged with the duty of investigating offences or charging offenders.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the persons and organisations whom he consulted before introducing codes of practice under the provisions of article 65 of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989.

The information is as follows:

  • Kevin McNamara Esq MP
  • Labour Party
  • Right Hon. Paddy Ashdown MP
  • Social and Liberal Democrats
  • Right Hon. Dr. David Owen MP
  • Social Democratic Party
  • The Lord Prys-Davies
  • Labour Party
  • The Lord Blease
  • Labour Party
  • The Lord Donaldson of Kingsbridge OBE
  • Social and Liberal Democrats
  • The Lord Hampton
  • Social and Liberal Democrats
  • The Lord Hylton DL
  • Rt Hon. James Molyneaux MP
  • Ulster Unionist Party
  • Rev I R K Paisley MP MEP
  • Democratic Unionist Party
  • John Hume Esq MP MEP
  • Social Democratic and Labour Party
  • J A Kilfedder Esq MP
  • Ulster Popular Unionist Party
  • Dr. J Alderdice
  • Alliance Party
  • The Secretary
  • Progressive Unionist Party
  • The Secretary
  • The Workers' Party
  • The Secretary
  • Labour Party of Northern Ireland
  • The Secretary
  • Irish Independence Party
  • The Lord Cheif Justice for Northern Ireland
  • Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland
  • The Cheif Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary
  • The Director
  • Northern Ireland Court Service
  • The Chairman
  • Independent Commission for Police Complaints for Northern Ireland
  • The Chairman
  • Police Authority for Northern Ireland
  • The Chairman
  • Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights
  • The Secretary
  • Association of Chief Police Officers for Northern Ireland
  • The Secretary
  • Superintendents' Association for Northern Ireland
  • The Secretary
  • Police Federation for Northern Ireland
  • The Secretary
  • Northern Ireland Committee
  • Irish Congress of Trade Unions
  • The Secretary
  • Northern Ireland Resident Magistrates' Association
  • The Secretary
  • Belfast Solicitors' Association
  • The Secretary
  • The Law Society for Northern Ireland
  • The Secretary
  • The Committee on the Administration of Justice
  • The Secretary
  • Bar Council
  • Belfast
  • The Secretary
  • The Belfast Law Centre
  • Information Officer
  • Northern Ireland Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux
  • The Secretary
  • Northern Consensus Group
  • Belfast
  • The Secretary
  • Two Traditions Group
  • Belfast
  • The Moderator
  • Presbyterian Church in Ireland
  • President of the Methodist Church in Ireland
  • Dr. R. H. A. Eames LLB PhD
  • Church of Ireland Archbishop and Primate of all Ireland
  • His Eminence Cardinal Tomas O'Fiaich
  • Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland
  • The Chief Officer
  • Belfast Harbour Police
  • The Chief Officer
  • Larne Harbour Police
  • Chief Executive
  • Northern Ireland Airports
  • HM Customs and Excise
  • London
  • HM Customs and Excise
  • Belfast
  • The Secretary
  • Northern Ireland Committee
  • Quaker Peace and Service
  • The Director
  • Northern Ireland Branch CBI
  • The Dean
  • Faculty of Law
  • Queen's University of Belfast
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Home Office
  • Scottish Home and Health Department
  • All Northern Ireland Government Departments
  • Belfast Education and Library Board
  • Fisheries Conservancy Board for Northern Ireland
  • Bar Library
  • Belfast
  • Law Lecturer
  • University of Ulster
  • The Secretary
  • Foyle Fisheries Commission

Probation Board for Northern Ireland

Clerks of the following District, Borough and City Councils:

  • Limavady
  • Omagh
  • Hillsborough
  • Strabane
  • Derry
  • Magherafelt
  • Ballycastle
  • Newry
  • Bangor
  • Antrim
  • Belfast
  • Newtownards
  • Coleraine
  • Armagh
  • Cookstown
  • Ballymena
  • Portadown
  • Ballymoney
  • Downpatrick
  • Banbridge
  • Dungannon
  • Enniskillen
  • Carrickfergus
  • Larne
  • Director of Administration
  • Council Offices
  • Ballyclare
  • Director of Environmental Health Services
  • Belfast City Council

The Principal Environmental Health Officers of the following

Committees:

  • Western Group Public Health Committee—Omagh
  • Northern Group Public Health Committee—Ballymena
  • Eastern Group Public Health Committee—Upper Castlereagh Belfast
  • Southern Group Public Health Committee—Armagh