HC Deb 12 November 1987 vol 122 cc317-8W
Mr. Maginnis

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of commercial explosive recovered in Ulster during 1985, 1986, and 1987 to date, can be traced back to the Republic of Ireland; and if he will define this in terms of weight.

affiliation of elected representatives at all levels in the United Kingdom murdered by Irish Republican Army terrorists since 1968.

Mr. Needham

The information that is readily available regarding Northern Ireland elected representatives murdered by terrorists is set out in the table. The murder of elected representatives from other parts of the United Kingdom is a matter for my right hon. Friends the Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Mr. Stanley

The percentage and weight of commercial explosive recovered in Northern Ireland having been manufactured in the Republic of Ireland in each of the years in question was approximately as follows:

Percentage Weight kgs
1985 59 47
1986 69 61
11987 74 58
1 To date.

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