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Police Stations (Repairs)

Volume 131: debated on Thursday 14 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if he will list the police stations which have needed rebuilding or major repairs after bomb damage in each year since 1979, indicating the cost, when work began and when it was completed or ceased due to Irish Republican Army threats, and which stations which were damaged do not at present have work in hand to repair them;(2) on which new police stations in Northern Ireland work was brought to a halt by Irish Republican Army threats during each year since 1979; if he will indicate when work

(a) ceased, and (b) restarted; what was the contract price for each station; what were the sums paid for work actually carried out; and when he now expects the work to be completed, together with the completion cost.

[holding answer 12 April 1988]: The information is as follows:

RUC stations seriously damaged by bomb and mortar explosions and whether reinstated
Year and Stations seriously damagedWhether reinstated
1979 KinawleyYes
NewtonhamiltonYes
1980 PlumbridgeYes
ClogherYes
WarrenpointYes
1981 ClogherYes
NewtonhamiltonYes
RossleaYes
1982 WoodbourneYes
1983 AndersontownYes
CarrickmoreYes
1984 KinawleyYes
1985 NewryYes
PlumbridgeYes
EnniskillenYes
BallinamallardYes
ToomebridgeYes
BallygawleyYes
CastledergYes
CarrickmoreYes
ShantallowYes
TynanNo
1986 CoalislandYes
CloughmillsYes
BirchesNo
Lisburn RoadNo
1987 NewtonstewartYes
KinawleyYes
Year and Stations seriously damagedWhether reinstated
LoughgallYes
1988 DunmurryYes
The Police Authority has not yet taken a final decision on the reinstatement of Tynan, Birches and Lisburn road. It would not be in the public interest to disclose the cost of reinstating individual stations, details of future plans for specific sites or the estent to which work has or has not been interrupted by IRA threats.