§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How they will mark the murders of members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve since 1969. [HL4423]168WA
§ Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has provided for the establishment of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Foundation to mark the sacrifices and honour the achievements of the RUC.
One of the functions of the foundation is to oversee development of a Garden of Remembrance and a new RUC Museum—this will draw together both projects into a complete "RUC experience" where visitors can reflect on the sacrifices of the RUC as they walk through the Memorial Garden and visit the many exhibits and displays about the RUC and its history in the Museum.
Tragically, murdered officers leave behind bereft family and friends, and the foundation will undertake joint initiatives with the Widow's Association, Disabled Police Officers' Association and other members of the police family.
Just as the families will never forget their loved ones, the Government will remember the ultimate sacrifice those murdered officers gave to this community.