HC Deb 07 December 1971 vol 827 cc303-4W
Mr. McNamara

asked the Minister of State for Defence (1) why visits to Long Kesh Internment Camp were cancelled on the Army's instructions on Monday, 6th December;

(2) what facilities have been withdrawn on the Army's instructions from families who are waiting to visit their relatives interned in Long Kesh at the families reception centre but who have so far been refused;

(3) what reason was given by the military authorities for the refusal of facilities of some relatives visiting internees at Long Kesh on Monday, 6th December.

Lord Balniel

The internal arrangements at Long Kesh Camp are entirely the responsibility of the civil authority. The Army did not cancel any visits, or withdraw any facilities from visitors on Monday, 6th December.

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