Skip to main content

Northern Ireland Police Fund

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 2 May 2006, Official Report, column 1489W, on Northern Ireland Police Fund, why the Department does not maintain a record of the community breakdown of staff; and whether members of staff in the Northern Ireland Police Funds are required to complete a community background check as part of the appointment process. (77104)

Given the status of the Northern Ireland Police Fund, appointment processes including community background checks are a matter for the board of directors of the Fund. I have been advised by the Northern Ireland Police Fund that in accordance with Article 48(2) of the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 community background details are not required to be held in respect of the staff.