HC Deb 08 March 2004 vol 418 c1309W
Mr. Dodds

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his assessment is of the involvement of the(a) Provisional IRA, (b) INLA, (c) Real IRA, (d) UDA, (e) UVF and (f) LVF in (i) punishment beatings, (ii) drug trafficking and dealing, (iii) intelligence gathering and (iv) violence. [156631]

Jane Kennedy

Both Loyalist and Republican paramilitary groups have been involved in paramilitary style attacks, intelligence gathering and violence. Paramilitaries have also been involved in drug trafficking and dealing. The Government do not comment on specific intelligence matters. It is now time for all paramilitary groupings to bring their activities to a complete and permanent end.