HL Deb 29 October 1999 vol 606 c50WA
Lord Tebbit

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will list the weapons and ammunition seized on their way to IRA/Sinn Fein during the last three months. [HL4257]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (Lord Dubs)

The Government have stated that we believe the IRA were responsible for the recent arms smuggling from the United States which led to arrests in the USA and the Republic of Ireland and a number of weapons seizures. However, investigations continue and with criminal proceedings pending in other jurisdictions it would not he appropriate to comment further at this time.