HC Deb 07 November 2001 vol 374 c278W
26. Mr. Robathan

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the number of weapons remaining in the hands of the IRA. [10874]

Jane Kennedy

For obvious reasons, it is not our practice to disclose such intelligence matters. I can, however, say that substantial amounts of illegal firearms, munitions and explosives are held by various paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland. That is why we continue to press all groups to decommission their arms.