Province Executive Committee (Northern Ireland)

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The Province Executive Committee is the name of a high-level security committee in Northern Ireland.

The report of the Billy Wright Inquiry described the role of the committee in around 1997:

The HSB, or in his absence the DHSB, would attend these meetings for which a synopsis of intelligence would have been prepared for the HSB/DHSB. The DCI presented the political perspective on behalf of his customers in Whitehall and in Stormont. This provided both the RUC Deputy Chief Constable (DCC) Operations and the Commander Land Forces with a better understanding of the political imperatives which were driving government policy at the time. The minutes of this meeting were classified ‘secret’ and were kept either in SB HQ or in the Chief Constable’s Office.[1]


  1. Report of The Billy Wright Inquiry, 5.89, The Stationery Office, 14 September 2010.