HC Deb 26 January 1981 vol 997 cc309-10W
Mr. Peter Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how Many buses were destroyed or damaged beyond repair by terrorist activity in Northern Ireland in 1979 and 1980; and what is his estimate of the cost of such damage.

Mr. Alison

80 buses were destroyed in each year at an estimated cost of £534,000 in 1979 and £536,000 in 1980. The figure of 74 which I gave in my reply of 2 June 1980 to the hon. Gentleman as the number of buses destroyed in 1979 did not include six buses damaged that year, but only later determined to be beyond repair.