Northern Ireland: Murder Prosecutions

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 22 April (WA 285-86) concerning the murders of Ulster Defence Regiment and Royal Irish Regiment members, in what way the murders are recorded.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

For the relevant period (1970-98) the Public Prosecution Service electronic case management system, which in any event only holds records from 1992 onwards, does not contain information as to whether the victim was a member of the UDR or RIR. Murder investigation files submitted by police to the Director of Public Prosecutions were recorded in the name of the victim and persons reported for possible prosecution.

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