13 March 2006

Britain announces make-up of new NI Policing Board

BN.ie

13/03/2006 - 13:45:26

The British government has announced the make up of the North's new 19-member Policing Board.

The body includes four members appointed by the DUP and two each appointed by the SDLP and the UUP.

The other members, meanwhile, include Dawn Purvis, the chairperson of the Political Unionist Party, which has links to the Ulster Volunteer Force.

Also included are former Irish rugby international Trevor Ringland, who is now a member of the UUP, and Derry businessman Brendan Duddy, who was a go-between in talks between the British authorities and the republican movement at several key moments in the Troubles.

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