HC Deb 11 November 1999 vol 337 c732W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland at what time on 17 May 1974 the police first received and logged the reported theft or hijacking in Belfast of(a) an Austin 1800, registration number HOI 2487, (b) a Hillman Avenger, registration number DIA 4063, (c) a Ford Escort, registration number 1385 WZ, and, in Portadown, (d) a Hillman Minx registration number 6583 OZ. [93527]

Mr. Ingram

[holding answer 19 October 1999]: Given the passage of time, many documents from this period have not been retained. The RUC have however traced a composite paper prepared for the general information of senior officers at the time. This is a summary of the day and does not contain all the information requested but records the following: An Austin 1800, registration number HOI 2487 was hi-jacked at Richmond Street, Belfast at 0830 hours on Friday 17 May 1974. It was reported to police at 1520 hours. A Hillman Avenger, registration number DOI 4063 was stolen from Torrens Road, Belfast at 1000 hours. It was reported to police at 1630 hours.

Information on the two remaining cars cannot for the present be traced.