HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 c18W
Mr. Livingstone

To ask the Prime Minister which Minister was responsible for the security services in Northern Ireland(a) from 1974 to 1979 and (b) from 1979 to the current date.

The Prime Minister

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is responsible for all aspects of security policy in Northern Ireland. The position before 1979 is not a matter for me.