§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patrols were carried out in the last month for which figures are available, broken down by(a) police division and (b) corresponding district council constituency areas, indicating which of those patrols were accompanied by a military presence. 
§ Mr. Ingram
[holding answer 15 December 1999]: The following table shows the number of RUC patrols accompanied by the armed forces during the month of November 1999. It is not possible to provide the total number of RUC patrols or to relate these to district council areas.
RUC accompanied by military patrols—November 1999 Division Number of accompanied patrols A 0 B 0 D 0 E 0 G 20 H 402 J 102 K 157 L 383 N 6 O 5 P 22