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Police Stations (Attacks)

Volume 227: debated on Monday 28 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of Stale for Northern Ireland how many mortar and bomb attacks have been launched against police stations in Northern Ireland in each of the last four years.

The information requested is as follows:

YearBomb AttacksRocket/mortar Attacks
1989226
19902312
19914113
1992176

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many portakabin-type structures are still in use at police stations in Northern Ireland; and what assessment has been made of their vulnerability to mortar and bomb attacks relative to other kinds of structure.

There are a number of portakabin-type structures, or sectional buildings, within the police estate. They are used mainly for storage facilities. For security reasons, I do not consider that it would be appropriate to specify the precise number still in use.All the buildings are nevertheless assessed as to their comparative vulnerability to mortar and bomb attack with particular consideration being given to their location and use.