§ Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the last representation was made by the Foreign Office to the Government of the Republic of Eire concerning IRA activity in the United Kingdom, and to what particular incident it referred and how many similar representations have been made since 1st December 1972, and to what particular incidents each referred.
§ Mr. Amery
Representations were made to the Irish Government on 5th February about the threats made against two British journalists by the Irish Republican Press Bureau on 3rd February for alleged slander and "felon setting" against the IRA. There have been other exchanges since 1st December 1972 on other aspects of IRA activities: details must remain confidential. The Irish Government are in no doubt that we seek firm action, on both sides of the border, against extremists of any faction.