HC Deb 01 November 1988 vol 139 c629W
Mr. John D. Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many murders arising from acts of terrorism in the district council area of Armagh still remain unresolved.

Mr. Ian Stewart

Details of murders prior to 1983 are not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. Since 1 January 1983, 19 persons have been murdered in 16 separate incidents in the Armagh district council area by persons suspected of being members of, or of having links with, paramilitary organisations. Five persons have been convicted in respect of two of these incidents and they are currently serving life sentences.