§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what action he plans to take as a result of receiving reports of the likely cause of the fire at Carrickfergus police station on 10 January 1990. 
§ Mr. Spellar
[holding answer 15 December 1999]: I have been asked to reply.
The Ministry of Defence has not received any report on the likely cause of the fire at Carrickfergus police station, which would in any case be a matter for my right hon. Friend the Northern Ireland Secretary. With regard to the recent allegation in The Sunday Times, the MOD is not aware of any evidence to support it. The Secretary of State for Defence has written to the editor, recommending that any evidence of criminal activity be made available to the police.