HC Deb 09 March 1972 vol 832 cc378-9W
Mr. McMaster

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will obtain from the Northern Ireland Government and publish information as to how many people have been killed and injured each month as a result of Republican terrorist activity in Northern Ireland since 1st August, 1969, to the latest convenient date.

Mr. Sharples

The information in the form requested is not available. The following figures of deaths and injuries attributable to the disorders generally in Northern Ireland since 1st August, 1969, have been provided by the Northern Ireland Government. They include members of the security forces and civilians including those involved in actions against the security forces.

August 8
September 2
October 3
June 6
July 6
August 2
September 2
November 2
December 1
January 1
February 12
March 6
May 4
July 4
August 35
September 19
October 32
November 23
December 39
January 26
February 22
March (to 5th) 7

It is not possible to give an accurate assessment of the number of persons injured. It is estimated that 2,357 received treatment in Northern Ireland hospitals for injuries received as a result of civil disturbances in the period 5th October, 1968, to 31st December, 1970. Since then the monthly figures for admission to hospital for this reason have been as follows:

January 70
February 135
March 30
April 64
May 124
June 57
July 145
August 409
September 356
October 303
November 312
December 371
January 295
February-5th March (estimated) 440

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