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Thursday, September 9, 1999 Published at 11:54 GMT 12:54 UK

UK: Northern Ireland

View the Patten Report news conference here

The RUC faces major reorganisation under Patten's proposals

Click here to view to BBC Northern Ireland's coverage of the news converence by Chris Patten on the release of his report on policing in Northern Ireland.

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The controversial report was published on Thursday morning.

A news conference was held at the Belfast offices of the Independent Commission on Policing at which its head, Chris Patten, revealed the full contents of the 128 page report.

It contains 175 recommendations and includes radical proposals of the future of the RUC.

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