HC Deb 05 December 2001 vol 376 cc320-1W
13. Mr. Dodds

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the security situation in Northern Ireland. [18106]

Jane Kennedy

We continue to monitor the activities of all paramilitary groups who are on ceasefire. There is a significant threat from dissident republican paramilitaries and from disaffected elements within loyalism who are intent in continuing with their campaign to disrupt the peace process. We congratulate the security forces on their continued success against these groups as evidenced by the recent discovery last month of a fully primed bomb in Armagh.