HC Deb 28 February 2001 vol 363 cc692-3W
10. Mr. Fraser

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about the level of paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland. [149957]

Mr. Ingram

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave earlier to the hon. Member for Tewkesbury (Mr. Robertson),Official Report, columns 892–93.

17. Mr. Wilkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many(a) bombings, (b) shootings and (c) physical assaults relating to paramilitary activities have taken place in Northern Ireland this year. [149965]

Mr. Ingram

The tables provide the information requested:

Security situation statistics: Casualties as a result of paramilitary style attacks, 1 January 2001 to 25 February 2001
By Loyalist By Republican
Assaults 20 12
Shootings 13 9
Security situation statistics: Bombing and shooting
Bombing incidents 60
Shooting incidents 39


1. The following types of shooting incident are included:

shots fired by terrorists;

shots fired by the security forces;

paramilitary style attacks involving shootings;

shots heard (and later confirmed); and

other violent incidents where shots are fired (e.g. armed robbery).

2. An individual bombing incident may involve one or more explosive devices. Incidents recorded include explosions and defusing. Incidents involving hoax devices, petrol bombings or incendiaries are excluded.