§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made in the RUC investigation into the murder of Seamus Ludlow in 1976; how many people have been questioned in the past 12 months; how many people have been charged; what representations she has received from the Irish Government; and what assessment the DPP has made of the feasibility of a trial within the Northern Ireland jurisdiction. 
§ Mr. Ingram
[holding answer 19 January 1999]: Four persons were arrested and interviewed in February 1998; they were released without charge. A police investigation file in respect of the murder which was submitted by the 433W Chief Constable to the Director of Public Prosecutions in October 1998 remains under consideration. The Irish authorities are aware of the position.