§ Mr. John Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what evidence he has of arms found in Ireland having come via Libya;
(2) what evidence he has of the countries of origin of the arms recently found in Ireland.
§ Mr. Tom King
I understand that weapons and explosives recently recovered in Ireland were manufactured in a number of countries including the Soviet Union, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, the United States of America, Belgium, France, Great Britain, the Irish Republic, Norway and Portugal. There is evidence that some of the arms were shipped to Ireland from Libya and investigations are continuing.