§ Mr. William Ross
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have died as a result of Irish Republican Army and other Irish terrorist violence in England and Wales in each year since 1968 to the end of 1982; how many were civilians and how many were police men and police women; and how many were members of the armed forces.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The information available, which is given in the following table, covers offences of homicide which have been attributed on the evidence available to acts of terrorism connected with Northern Ireland; however, the coverage may not be complete. No figures are available for the period 1968 to 1971.
Offences currently recorded as homicide by shooting in the course or furtherance of theft by type of weapon England and Wales Number of offences Type of Weapon 1980 1981 Pistol 2 1 Shotgun: long barrelled — 1 sawn-off 1 — TOTAL 3 2