§ 18. Mr. Spring
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is his assessment of the current security situation in the Province.
§ 22. Mr. Cyril D. Townsend
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on security in Northern Ireland.
§ Sir John Wheeler
The level of threat from terrorists remains high, but the security forces have been conspicuously successful in preventing attacks and apprehending suspects. Over the last month there have been over 170 arrests of suspected terrorists, 42 people have been charged with scheduled offences, and 16 weapons and 1,075 lb of explosives have been recovered.