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Security

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on cross border security.

I welcome the co-operation that exists between the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Garda Siochana in combating terrorism on both sides of the border. Although such co-operation at a working level is good, we intend to take every opportunity to improve it further. I also welcome close co-operation with Irish Ministers in areas where we can work together to our mutual benefit.

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the security situation in Northern Ireland.

I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply I gave to a question by the right hon. Member for Lagan Valley (Mr. Molyneaux).