HC Deb 14 February 1991 vol 185 cc568-9W
15. Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the latest position with regard to the stopping of extortion rackets.

Dr. Mawhinney

Action to cut off sources of terrorist finance is a vital part of the Government's strategy for ending terrorism in Northern Ireland. Recent action (led by the RUC) has been successful in curtailing the flow of money from a number of traditional sources—including extortion. Parliament is currently being asked to strengthen the law against more sophisticated forms of terrorist financing.

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