asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether, in response to the recent Bloomfield Report, they consider particular provision should be made for the relatives of members of the security forces killed while on duty in Northern Ireland. [HL1975]
In his report Sir Kenneth Bloomfield records that those killed or injured in the cause of their public duty should be given special consideration. Although this does not form one of the recommendations, the report as a whole is being studied and further consultation will take place before any action is taken. In addition to any action taken on the Bloomfield Report £4.5 million has been made available to fund a Police Federation initiative under the police retraining and rehabilitation trust.