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Dissident Paramilitaries

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

14. To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps his Department is taking to counter the threat from dissident paramilitaries in Northern Ireland. (322987)

The threat from dissident paramilitaries in Northern Ireland is of significant concern. Law enforcement agencies on both sides of the border are committed to combating dissident activity. We have ensured that the Chief Constable has access to additional resources both in this and the next financial year to meet the dissident threat.