HC Deb 14 January 1975 vol 884 cc61-2W
40. Mr. Kilfedder

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many vehicles have been searched by the security forces in Northern Ireland during the period of the so-called truce; and how many members of the IRA were arrested or captured during the same period.

Mr. Mason

Between 23rd December 1974 and 13th January almost 300,000 vehicles were searched by the security forces. In the same period 45 persons were arrested and charged with offences of a security nature. Some of these may have been members of the IRA.

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