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Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his most recent assessment is of the security situation in Northern Ireland. (263874)

The level of threat from dissident republicans, as evidenced by attacks at Antrim and Craigavon, continues to be assessed as “Severe”. These are reckless and callous individuals who are seeking to drag Northern Ireland back to the misery of the past. The people of all communities are united in demonstrating that they will not be allowed to succeed.