HC Deb 01 May 1986 vol 96 c463W
27. Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if there are any plans to discontinue the use of plastic bullets in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Scott

No. We look with an open mind at any new ideas for controlling the vicious public disorder that occurs from time to time in Northern Ireland. But unless an equally effective method is found it would be wrong to suspend the use of plastic baton rounds.