§ Mr. Proctor
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what further progress has been made between Her Majesty's Government and the Government of the Republic of Ireland on cross-border security co-operation; what benefits have resulted from this co-operation in terms of arrests, convictions, extraditions, and so on; and if he will make a statement.323W
§ Mr. Prior
[pursuant to his reply, 11 July 1983, c. 276]: Co-operation between the RUC and the Garda Siochana plays a continuing and valuable part in combating terrorist and other crimes in both jurisdictions. An important element is directed at the prevention of crime, and the results are not therefore susceptible to statistical treatment in the terms requested.