HC Deb 30 June 1971 vol 820 c144W
Mr. Stratton Mills

asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the secret bomb factory discovered by the security forces in Devonshire Street, Belfast, on 28th June.

Mr. G. Johnson Smith

In a search extending over several hours, men of 1st Battalion Royal Green Jackets uncovered nearly 100 separate items of terrorist stores in a warehouse in Devonshire Street, Lower Falls, Belfast. I understand that three men have been jointly charged with being in possession of 15 lb. and one packet of gelignite; a quantity of detonators; eight nail bombs; one pipe bomb; five distress flares; 90 ft. of blue sump fuze; 506 ft. of Pentaflex detonator fuze; a quantity of nitric acid; a quantity of sugar chlorate; two contraceptives containing acid; a number of incendiary bombs; 10 lb. of incendiary material one .45 revolver; one .22 rifle; 68 rounds of .32 ammunition; 197 rounds of 7.65 mm. ammunition; 30 rounds of .303 ammunition; 12 rounds of .45 ammunition; and sundry parts of firearms.

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