18. Mr. Wm. Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many acts of a terrorist nature have taken place in Northern Ireland in 1976; and how many persons have been killed as a result of these acts.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
Since 1st January this year there have been 723 shooting incidents and 338 bomb explosions. 220 explosive devices have been neutralised. During the same period 132 people have been killed as a result of terrorism and 483 charged with serious security type offences.