HC Deb 05 November 1980 vol 991 c582W
Mr. McNamara

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Army units engaged in the raid on a home in the Twinbrook Estate, Belfast, were armed with Armalite rifles.

Mr. Hayboe

Armalite rifles are available to the security forces in Northern Ireland for use in appropriate circumstances. It is not the practice to discuss in detail particular operations.