HC Deb 15 December 1987 vol 124 cc479-80W
Mr. Cohen

To ask 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 circumstances in which Anthony Hughes was shot by the security forces at Longhall, County Armagh, on 8 May.

Mr. Stanley

As is the case in any shooting incident in Northern Ireland causing civilian deaths or injuries, and involving members of the security forces, the Chief

Europe respectively, in the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available; and what were the comparable totals for each of the previous five years.

Mr. Donald Thompson

[holding answer 14 December 1987]: The information requested is contained in the tables.

Constable of the RUC is carrying out an investigation into the shooting of Mr. Hughes, and the results of that investigation will be reported to the Director Public Prosecutions who will decide if any criminal proceedings should be brought.