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Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

7. To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment he has made of the threat from dissident IRA activists. (186575)

The recent decision by the Chief Constable to alert the public to an increased risk of dissident republican activity demonstrates that a small number of individuals continue to live in the past.

The PSNI works tirelessly to thwart the activities of those involved in criminal activity and to bring them to justice for their crimes. I have every confidence in the PSNI’s ability to combat the threat they pose.