HL Deb 06 March 2002 vol 632 c25WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many murders are alleged to have been committed by the IRA in Northern Ireland between 1970 and 2001. [HL2840]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

There were 1,803 murders attributed to republican terrorists between 1970 and 2001. It is not possible to provide a specific attribution for murders over the period because the statistical data held by the police is not recorded in this way.