HL Deb 27 January 1988 vol 492 c716WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they expect to complete their study of Mr. Colin Sampson's report on killings in Armagh in 1982, and when they will make the Statement promised on 27th November 1986 (HC Deb., col. 418).

Lord Lyell

My right honourable friend the Attorney-General made a Statement on 25th January on directions given by the Director of Public Prosecutions (Northern Ireland) following the investigations carried out by Mr. Stalker and Mr. Sampson.

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland had previously said that he would wish at the earliest opportunity to make a Statement on those issues that affect his responsibilities. Now that the decisions on prosecution have been taken, he hopes to make a Statement shortly.