She said that the force's name would stay the same for the time being, but added: "We are trying to put issues on the agenda, but we don't want to fight over the symbolic ones. We want evolutionary change so that these follow on naturally."
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Mo Mowlam, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, yesterday told a committee of MPs that the RUC had to change as part of the peace process to end hostility over symbols, including its "Royal" title, writes Colin Brown.