HC Deb 21 April 2004 vol 420 cc569-70W
Mr. Laurence Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his answer of 17 March,Official Report, columns 305–6W, on paramilitary offences, how many of the 106 deaths have been solved through the arrest and conviction of the people responsible; and if he will make a statement. [165690]

Month PEACE II Measure Project Amount paid (£)
July 2003 Nil
August 2003 1.6 DDA Training Services 72,160
Acorn Business center 75,647
Fermanagh College 75,003
North Down and Ards Institute 90,444
GG Enterprises Ltd. 68,020
Info-Net IT Services 38,986

Mr. Pearson

The following table provides details of the number of security related murders and charges in respect of these murders.

Persons murdered as a result of the security situation 11 April 1998 to 29 February 2004
Perceived attribution1
By Loyalist By Republican Total
Number of persons murdered 53 49 2102
Number of murders for which someone has been charged 18 1 19
1Attribution is as perceived by PSNI based on the information available.
2 Excludes 4 deaths where the deceased was not murdered by terrorists but died in security related circumstances.

With regard to criminal proceedings there have been convictions for murder in respect of four deaths; convictions for lesser offences in respect of three deaths (including two for manslaughter); and directions of no prosecutions by the DPP or acquittals at trial in respect of five deaths. Of the remaining seven deaths where murder charges have been brought by police, the relevant cases are awaiting direction by the DPP or have yet to reach trial.