HC Deb 15 July 1985 vol 83 cc46-7W
Sir Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will call for a report from the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary on the investigation into the mortar attacks at Newry and the car bomb attacks at the courthouse in Newry on 3 April and at Killeen on 20 May, indicating how many investigating officers were involved, their ranks, how many hours they spent on this inquiry, whether they sought to reconstruct the scenes of the incidents concerned, how many pages their report to the Chief Constable occupied, what conclusions were reached in their report about the operational dispositions of the police before, during and after each incident, what recommendations were made to the Chief Constable, and to what extent these have been implemented; and if he will make a statement or the substance of the report, with particular reference to the adequacy of the personal protection provided to the police officers involved.

Mr. Scott

[pursuant to his reply, 11 July 1985]: My right hon. Friend and I have received confidential reports on each of these tragic incidents from the Chief Constable. It would not be right, and could seriously impede the continuing police investigations, if I were to announce their contents.

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