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Volume 24: debated on Monday 17 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) in how many cases terrorist attacks on the security forces and on the civilian population of Northern Ireland, including attacks on business premises, have been launched from or supplied from the Republic of Ireland;

(2) in how many instances the security forces believe that the perpetrators of terrorist murders and other crimes escaped capture by crossing the border into the Republic of Ireland;

(3) how many convicted, remand or other prisoners who have escaped from custody in Northern Ireland and the British mainland are now believed by the security forces to be living in the Republic of Ireland.

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave him on 10 November 1981.—[Vol. 12, c. 49. ]

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have died as a result of terrorist activity since 2 April.

Eleven people have died as a direct result of terrorist activity in Northern Ireland since 2 April 1982.