HC Deb 21 March 1978 vol 946 c533W
Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will make a statement about Northern Ireland with special reference to the latest terrorist offensive.

Mr. Mason

Since I last addressed the House on 9th March, there have been 26 shooting incidents and four explosions in Northern Ireland, resulting in one death and 9 injuries. Terrorist activity continues to concentrate on attacks against members of the security forces. The police, supported by the Army, maintain their actions to prevent terrorist crime and to detect those responsible for acts of violence; since 1st January this year 201 people have been charged with terrorist-type offences.—[Vol. 945, c.1592.]

Mr. McCusker

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the terrorist incidents which have taken place across the frontier into County Armagh since 1st January 1978.

Mr. Mason

Information is not readily available in terms of County Armagh, but since 1st January 1978 there have been 57 incidents in Police Division H, 56 in Division J and 43 in Division K. It is not possible at this stage to determine the proportion which involved the movement of men or materials, across the border.

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