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Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many documents have been passed by (a) the Royal Ulster Constabulary and (b) the army to official inquiries into their respective operations in Northern Ireland in the last 28 years. (197276)

The information is as follows:

(a) The PSNI has advised that this information is not recorded centrally, and to provide the answer would incur disproportionate cost.

(b) The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has provided the following answer:

“The MOD has provided a total of approximately 3,500 MOD/Army papers to the Bloody Sunday inquiry, Billy Wright inquiry and the Rosemary Nelson inquiry”.