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Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the situation in the city and area of Londonderry during the past month.

On 18 November a former member of the UDR was shot dead on his way home to New Buildings. In other incidents a part-time UDR member was very seriously injured in a shooting attack, and a young wife from county Donegal was also very seriously injured after a booby trap device exploded at the gates of the city. In police divisions N and O, which include the hon. Member's constituency, 15 persons have been charged since 1 November with serious terrorist type offences.