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Security

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2008

8. To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Northern Ireland. (204424)

I welcome the publication of the 18th IMC report on 1 May indicating the continued significant improvement of the security situation in Northern Ireland.

I took that report into account in my recent review of specified organisations. I will lay today a draft order under the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 which will result in the de-specification of the Ulster Volunteer Force/Red Hand Commandos and the specification of Oglaigh na hEireann.