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Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his reply of 22 April, Official Report, column 580, how many of the recent murders considered to have been carried out by competing factions of the Irish National Liberation Army led to the deaths of individuals who had formerly been charged with scheduled offences but subsequently released.

[pursuant to his reply, 5 May c. 392]: As I explained in my reply to my hon. Friend. I am not prepared to speculate on the motives behind terrorist murders. I cannot, therefore, provide the information sought.