§ Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many no-go areas where normal police activity is not possible exist in Northern Ireland today; and how the position compares with six months ago and 12 months ago;
(2) how long it is since the Royal Ulster Constabulary were last able to perform normal police duties, including foot patrols, in the Bogside and Creggan Estates, Londonderry.
§ Mr. David Howell
The Bogside and Creggan areas of Londonderry are the only areas where normal police activity is not possible.
Joint Army/police patrols operated in these areas 12 months ago.