§ Mr. Orme
I understand my hon. Friend's strong feelings. We often have 1436 such representations made to us. It would be incorrect not to pursue the present policy, because as the basis of that policy we are seeking a political solution in Northern Ireland. We see no alternative to that. We shall continue to pursue that policy as long as the House allows us to do so.
§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
Will the Minister say what incentive is given to business firms and others concerned to provide their own security and protection? Further, what deterrent is employed against those which do not do so?
§ Mr. Orme
The hon. Gentleman raises an interesting question. I believe that the question of compensation will have to be considered when people do not employ self-help. Considerable help is given to the firms that help themselves. They are given 75 per cent. of the costs which they incur in employing security people. Other assistance is also given. The facilities are available and they should be properly used.