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Volume 690: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have received any assurances that the Irish Republican Army Council has ceased to exist. [HL2017]

The Independent Monitoring Commission’s 14th report is unequivocal and makes it clear that, while some of the structures remain in place, the Provisional IRA has abandoned terrorism and violence, and the deterioration of terrorist capability continues.