§ 10. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about law and order in the Province.
§ 22. Mr. Jessel
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on security.
§ 28. Mr. Goodhart
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will make a statement about the security situation.
§ Mr. Mason
Terrorist incidents have been at a relatively low level in recent weeks, although the bombing of commercial targets and murder attempts on members of the security forces by the Provisional IRA have continued. Fortunately, there were no security force fatalities, but three civilians, two of whom have been claimed by the PIRA as members, have lost their lives since I last addressed the House.
Security force operations continue to counter all aspects of the terrorist threat. So far this year, 439 people have been charged with serious terrorist offences, including 41 with murder and 49 with attempted murder.