HC Deb 17 October 1990 vol 177 c835W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list in theOfficial Report the number of occasions in the past 10 years when public interest immunity certificates have been issued concerning matters before coroners and other courts preventing members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and others within the remit of his Department from attending such courts, and to prevent such courts from hearing details of operations, indicating which operations were involved and how many individuals were covered by such certificates.

Mr. Cope

There is no central record of all cases in which public interest immunity is claimed and it would not be possible to provide the information sought except at disproportionate cost.