HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 cc821-2W
David Burnside

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the quantity of arms and explosives supplied by Libya to the Provisional IRA in the last 30 years. [165221]

Mr. Pearson

This information is only available from intelligence sources. In the view of the Government it falls within the terms of Paragraph 4 of Part II (Law enforcement and legal proceedings) of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information. Accordingly it would be inappropriate for the Government to comment.

The Independent International Commission on Decommissioning has undertaken to provide an inventory of the arms decommissioned to the two governments when its task is completed.