§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Minister of State for Defence (1) what were the nature and cause of injuries on Francis Rowtree in Belfast on 20th April, 1972;
(2) what activity Francis Rowtree was engaged in immediately prior to his injury on 20th April, 1972;
(3) what inquiry or disciplinary action has been carried out as a result of the injuries suffered by Francis Rowtree in Belfast on 20th April, 1972.
§ Mr. Kirk
I understand that the civil authorities have investigated this incident, in accordance with normal procedures and with the full co-operation of the Army. All pertinent evidence will be made available to the coroner's inquest and it would be improper for me to comment further at this stage.