Chief Constable Police Service Northern Ireland questioned

27 June 2018

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee hears from George Hamilton QPM,  Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, on preparedness for Brexit and how day-to-day policing has been affected by the absence of the devolved institutions.


Wednesday 27 June in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

  • George Hamilton QPM, Chief Constable, Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • Stephen Martin, Assistant Chief Constable, Police Service of Northern Ireland

Purpose of the session

In light of the concerns raised by Mr Hamilton over the consequences of the UK no longer being a part of the European Arrest Warrant, and the cancellation of plans to sell three former police stations close to the border, the Committee will seek an update on the PSNI’s planning for post-Brexit policing, additional challenges the force will face post-Brexit, and what cross-border policing and intelligence mechanisms which exist at present will need to replaced. The Committee will also examine what plans have been developed to respond to these challenges and how much this response might cost. 

The Chief Constable will also be asked for his view on the Government’s proposal for a Historical Investigations Unit, a new body to consolidate the investigation of outstanding troubles-related cases, and wider legacy issues. Challenges faced by the PSNI, in the absence of the Northern Ireland Executive and Policing Board, in relation to key functions such as budgeting, senior recruitment and compliance with the Human Rights Act will also be examined.

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