HC Deb 20 October 1999 vol 336 c596W
Mr. Clappison

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the level of illegal activities by paramilitary forces. [92983]

Mr. Ingram

The situation with regard to the activities of paramilitary groups is closely monitored.

To date this year there have been seven deaths, 67 bombing incidents and 94 shooting incidents. Paramilitary attacks unfortunately also continue with 135 carried out so far this year.

This level of violence is unacceptable. I call on the perpetrators to cease these activities forthwith.