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Udr Soldiers

Volume 171: debated on Friday 27 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Ulster Defence Regiment soldiers were killed by terrorists on 9 April; if he will now embark upon a new security policy; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 20 April 1990]: Four members of the Ulster Defence Regiment were murdered at the Ballydugan road near Downpatrick on 9 April 1990 by the Provisional IRA. The Government fully support the efforts of the Chief Constable of the RUC, assisted by the General Officer Commanding to bring to justice those responsible for this appalling crime. Security policy in Northern Ireland is under continuous review and the Government and their security advisers will take into account any facts emerging from the investigation of these murders.