§ Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what variation either in the work of the police or of the army is allowed in a special emergency area is in existence in South Armagh; and what other circumstances are different from those effective in other parts of Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 24th May 1976; Vol. 912, c. 67], gave the following information:
When he announced the designation of Co. Armagh as a special emergency area on 12th January this year my right hon. Friend the then Prime Minister described the enhanced deployment and level of activity of the security forces which would apply there. They operate under the same status and powers there, as elsewhere in Northern Ireland.