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Thursday, 9 September, 1999, 16:47 GMT
Full coverage: The Patten Report

The Patten report into policing in Northern Ireland was published in September 1999. BBC News Online brings you all the news from the day:


The report
RUC faces wholesale reform
The Patten Commission has recommended fundamental changes to the Royal Ulster Constabulary, including a new name, new oath and a positive recruitment policy towards Catholics.



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Chris Patten
Defender of the the poll tax, last governor of Hong Kong and now head of the Independent Commission on Police in Northern Ireland, Chris Patten is never one to shy away from controversy.
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