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Police Service of Northern Ireland: Catholicism

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects the 30 per cent. target for Roman Catholic representation in the Police Service of Northern Ireland envisaged under the Patten recommendations to be achieved. (117955)

Annex B of the St. Andrews Agreement makes it clear that the 50:50 provisions will lapse when the target for Catholic officers has been achieved. The Government’s target is to increase Catholic representation in the PSNI regulars to 30 per cent. by 2010-11.