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Christmas Truce

Volume 884: debated on Thursday 23 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many times and on what dates the IRA Christmas truce was broken; and how many times the police and Army came under fire in North Belfast.

There were 19 security incidents in predominantly Republican areas between 23rd December and 16th January inclusive, although it is not possible to say to what extent these were Provisional IRA activity. On no occasion did the Army or the police come under fire in North Belfast.