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Northern Ireland

Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Secretary for Defence if he will make a statement about the armed forces in Northern Ireland.

The armed forces in Northern Ireland continue to operate in support of the Royal Ulster Constabulary with the aim of defeating terrorism and restoring normal policing throughout the Province. I would again like to express my profound admiration for the way in which they carry out their arduous duties.