HC Deb 27 April 1982 vol 22 cc255-6W
Mr. Freeson

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will state the circumstances in which plastic bullets were ordered to be used on Friday 16 April in Londonderry.

Mr. Prior

On the evening of Friday 16 April Stephen McConomy was injured, allegedly by a baton round fired by the Army. He subsequently died and the circumstances of his death are being investigated by the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Its report will be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions and there will also be a coroner's inquest. It would, therefore, be inappropriate for me to make any further comment.