Following Lt. General Freeland's announcement that the 'B' Specials were to be withdrawn from riot duty, Minister of Development, Brian Faulkner, holds a press conference to explain his government's position on the Ulster Special Constabulary.

While Westminster was pushing for changes to the 'B' Specials, many within the Unionist Party were opposed to any such moves.

Faulkner talks about the role of the RUC and the defence forces in dealing with the security problem in Northern Ireland. He also states that there is absolutely no suggestion that the Ulster Special Constabulary should be disbanded. The Ulster Constabulary is a security force that is being used to guard vital installations.