HC Deb 06 December 1973 vol 865 cc457-8W
Mr. Kilfedder

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will hold a public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the abduction of Bernard and Gerard Taggart from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Training School, Belfast, by the IRA at lunchtime on 12th November 1973, and the subsequent death of one of the boys from gunshot wounds.

Mr. David Howell

No. Criminal investigations are proceeding into this incident and it is not considered that a public inquiry would serve any useful purpose.