HL Deb 29 July 2002 vol 638 c158WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will list all the items which could cause damage to people and property which were captured by security forces in North Belfast on 12 July. [HL5329]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

During a security force operation in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast at 5.30 am on 12 July security forces recovered the following items from the roof of the Credit Union:

  • 82 spikes;
  • 4 petrol bombs in a crate;
  • 50 beer bottles;
  • approximately 100 bricks;
  • 20 x 1 foot long pieces of angle iron bent like boomerangs;
  • 2 sections of insulator pre-fab roofing 3½ feet x 11 feet (No roofs in the vicinity are constructed with this material);
  • an assortment of wooden posts 2 inch x 2 inch and 2 inch x 4 inch all between 4 feet and 6 feet long;
  • 6 x ½ inch solid steel rods between 6 feet and 8 feet long with ends cut at an angle.