§ Lord Tebbit
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the murders of informers on the IRA constitute breaches of the IRA/Sinn Fein cease-fire. [HL4258]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (Lord Dubs)
It was following evidence of PIRA involvement in the murder of Charles Bennett that the previous Secretary of State announced her intention to review the state of the PIRA cease-fire. She concluded on balance that she did not believe they were not observing a complete and unequivocal cease-fire.
The situation with regard to the maintenance of the cease-fires is kept under continual and careful review.