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Northern Ireland

Volume 897: debated on Monday 4 August 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement concerning the discovery and ultimate burning by the Army of the car which was used by the assassins of William Hannan in Lurgan, County Armagh, on Saturday 26th July 1975.

Following the murder of William Hannan in the early hours of 27th July, the RUC discovered an abandoned car in Lurgan. A preliminary examination of the vehicle was carried out by a specialist police officer. As the vehicle was suspect, an Army ammunition technical officer was then asked to deal with it and decided that the best course was to set it on fire.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Army foot and mobile patrols are made on average each day in the Kilwilkee, Teghaven and Mournview housing estates in Lurgan, County Armagh; and what were the comparable figures for last year.

Foot and mobile patrols operate in all areas of Lurgan. The size and frequency of patrols vary from day to day, depending upon the changing demands of the security situation.