Hunt Report

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The Hunt Report, or the Report of the Advisory Committee on Police in Northern Ireland, was produced by a committee headed by Baron Hunt in 1969. On 26 August 1969 Hunt was appointed to:

examine the recruitment, organisation, structure and composition of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Ulster Special Constabulary and their respective functions and to recommend as necessary what changes are required to provide for the efficient enforcement of law and order in Northern Ireland.[1]

Robert Mark was also a member of the committee.

Hunt made 47 recommendations and 5 suggestions. These resulted in the reshaping of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, the disbandment of the Ulster Special Constabulary, and the formation of the Ulster Defence Regiment. The publication of the report was not welcomed by unionists, who rioted in Belfast.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Baron Hunt (October 1969). "Report of The Advisory Committee on Police in Northern Ireland". Belfast: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Retrieved 25 February 2015 – via (Extract-chapters 1.General Considerations about our Mission) & 10.Conclusions and Recommendations, only)