I have been advised by the Northern Ireland Police Fund that the names of (a) the current directors of the Northern Ireland Police Fund are Mr. D. McClurg, Mrs. C. Carlisle, Mr. I. Clarke, Dr. J. Galway, Mr. C. Jenkins, Mr. R. Miller, ACC McCausland, Ms G. Rice, Mr. T. Spence and (b) the former directors of the Northern Ireland Police Fund are Ms A. Paisley, Mrs. F. Reid, Lord Rogan, Mr. R. Wilson and Sir John Semple.
The directors of the Northern Ireland Police Fund are accountable to the Secretary of State. To facilitate the setting-up of the Fund, the Secretary of State put in place the first Board of Directors; subsequent appointments of directors, the associated processes and the frequency of meetings have all been matters for the Fund. A total of five directors have resigned since July 2003.
Representations have been made to Ministers on behalf of three members of the PSNI to inquire if their personal details have been compromised following the alleged security breach at the Northern Ireland Police Fund. It has not been possible to ascertain if they were serving or former members.
I have been advised by the Northern Ireland Police Fund that the following amount has been paid out in grants.
Grants amount (£000) 2002-03 1,546 2003-04 l,162 2004-05 899 2005-06 l,618
Grants amount (£000)
This excludes the additional payments allocated by NIO to the pre-1982 widows.
Spend in the current year on grants up to 30 June is £326,000.