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Ammunition, Weapons And Explosives

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 24 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much ammunition, weapons and explosives have been discovered in Northern Ireland since he took office; and what reports he has as to the amount of the similar materials discovered in the Republic of Ireland since he took office, and the same figures for the corresponding period prior to his taking office.

During the 50-week period from 4 May 1979 to 17 April 1980 and the 50-week period immediately prior to this from 17 May 1978 to 3 May 1979, the ammunition, weapons and explosives

4 May 1979—17 April 198017 May 1978—3 May 1979
Ammunition41,772 rounds34,645 rounds
Explosives1,006 lbs2,810 lbs
I am not able to give the corresponding figures for the Republic of Ireland, but I am aware that the Garda Siochana has made a number of significant finds in recent months.