HC Deb 27 March 1972 vol 834 cc29-30W
Mr. Hastings

asked the Minister of State for Defence what evidence he currently has of foreign support for the Irish Republican Army other than from the Republic of Ireland.

Lord Balniel

The bulk of foreign support for the I.R.A. consists in furthering its propaganda. There are some indications of direct assistance from abroad chiefly in terms of financial contributions from individuals and in the supply of arms and ammunition, but there is no evidence that this amounts to any significant support to the I.R.A.'s activities.

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