HC Deb 20 May 1981 vol 5 c111W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether, in view of propaganda published by the Irish Republican Army and its supporters, impugning the system of justice dispensed by the courts in Northern Ireland where most suspected terrorists are tried, he is satisfied with the means used to explain the position of Her Majesty's Government.

Mr. Humphrey Atkins

I am satisfied that the maximum effort has been, and is being, made to explain the system of justice which obtains in the courts in Northern Ireland.

The background to and reasons for the present courts system are explained carefully and in detail both at home and, particularly, abroad in those places must subject to Irish Republican Army propaganda.