New IRA: Weapons

(asked on 21st September 2020) - View Source

Question to the Northern Ireland Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the New IRA has imported weapons from Hezbollah.

Answered by
Viscount Younger of Leckie Portrait
Viscount Younger of Leckie
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
This question was answered on 28th September 2020

The Noble Baroness will be aware that in August officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland made a number of arrests under the Terrorism Act in connection with an ongoing investigation into the activities of the New IRA. Ten people have now been charged with a range of terrorism offences. To ensure that any subsequent prosecutorial proceedings are not compromised, it would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage.

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