Murder: Northern Ireland

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many murders of the security forces in Northern Ireland since 1969 have yet to be solved; and whether they are committed to seeking convictions in each case.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Minister of State (Sustainable Farming and Food), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming and Food), The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

Since 1969 there have been 976 murders of security forces personnel in Northern Ireland. These victims were murdered as a result of 782 distinct incidents of which 537 incidents remain "unsolved".

PSNI is fully committed to obtaining convictions in each and every case.

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