HC Deb 30 January 1986 vol 90 cc1088-9
14. Mr. Lyell

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the state of cross-border co-operation on matters of security since the Anglo-Irish agreement; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Scott

I refer my hon. and learned Friend to the answer I gave to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Southend, East (Mr. Taylor) earlier today.

Mr. Lyell

I greatly welcome the better news on cross-border security in Sligo and Roscommon and on strategic aspects. Does my hon. Friend agree that we who believe in the Union Parliament, of which we are Members, and who voted for the agreement, also regard highly the constitutional guarantees which are given to the majority in the Province by that agreement?

Mr. Scott

I certainly support every word that my hon. and learned Friend has just said.

Mr. Dubs

Can the Minister tell the House the origin of the arms in the recent finds in the Republic?

Mr. Scott

Certainly not at the moment.