§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Why in the Northern Ireland Office autumn performance report 2003, they have set modest targets for reducing burglary, vehicle thefts and theft from vehicles, but none for diminishing murders, bombings (including petrol bombings) or paramilitary shootings and assaults. [HL755]
§ Baroness Amos
The Government in agreement with HM Treasury did not set specific targets in SR2002 for reducing murders, bombings and paramilitary attacks. However, systems are in place for the monitoring of major security incidents, breaches of public order and serious violence against the person. The Government want to see a complete and permanent end to all forms of paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland and will continue to work hard towards this goal.