§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Privy Seal on 22 January (WA 102), whether they consider the Provisional IRA to still be involved in any of the following activities: recruiting, re-arming, training, targeting and punishment beating. [HL1281]
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
As I stated in my previous Answer, it is the Governments view that the IRA remains an active paramilitary organisation. In order to achieve the full implementation of the Belfast agreement, all paramilitary organisations must make the commitment to exclusively peaceful means, real, total and permanent.