HC Deb 26 November 1979 vol 974 cc474-5W
Mr. Peter Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he is satisfied with the present arrangements for security coverage of the Carrickmore, Crossmaglen districts; and, in view of Irish Republican Army claims and other available evidence that the Provisional Irish Republican Army patrol these areas, if he intends to intensify the security presence in these areas.

Mr. Humphrey Atkins

[pursuant to his reply, 15 November 1979, c. 783]: The deployment of the security forces in any part of Northern Ireland is a matter for the Chief Constable and the General Officer Commanding. I am satisfied that the security forces will take appropriate action against the presence anywhere of armed terrorists, and that present dispositions take all recent evidence into account.