§ Mr. Wilshire
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many attacks on individuals have taken place in Northern Ireland since the start of the IRA ceasefire which have been classified as punishment attacks by a paramilitary organisation.666W
§ Sir John Wheeler
The available information is for a period 1 September to 23 October 1994 and is as follows:
Punishment Attacks Number of Casualties Loyalist Republican Total Punishment Assaults 3 11 14 Punishment Shootings 14 — 14 228
These punishment attacks have not necessarily been claimed by a paramilitary organisation. Attribution has been decided based mainly on knowledge.
2With the exception of one punishment shooting, all of these attacks took place prior to the loyalist ceasefire.