HC Deb 29 April 1971 vol 816 cc197-8W
Captain Orr

asked the Minister of State for Defence whether he will make a statement about the explosion at the

Month Ended Applications Received Number Enlisted Number Resigned
4th December, 1970 207 152 66
1st January, 1971 172 129 28
29th January, 1971 119 78 64
26th February, 1971 180 68 44
26th March, 1971 226 55 46
23rd April, 1971 149 99 40

Mr. Chichester-Clark

asked the Minister of State for Defence whether he will appoint permanent liaison officers to ensure that rapidly changing Army units, on four months tour, make consistent use of the permanent Ulster Defence Regiment units in their area.

Mr. G. Johnson Smith

Continuing liaison between the U.D.R., R.U.C. and

military recruiting centre in Newry, County Down, on the night of 26th April.

Mr. G. Johnson Smith

At about midnight on 26th April a large double explosion severely damaged the Army Information Office in Cecil Street, Newry. The unoccupied living quarters behind the office were demolished and the office itself suffered severe structural damage. A civilian living near the office sustained slight injuries as a result of the explosion, and some blast damage was caused to neighbouring buildings.

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