Terrorism: Northern Ireland

Home Department written question – answered on 7th February 2012.

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Photo of William McCrea William McCrea Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow DUP Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her assessment is of the present level of threat from dissident IRA terrorists on the UK mainland.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The threat level in Great Britain from Northern Ireland-related terrorism has been at “substantial” since September 2010, indicating that an attack is likely, but not imminent. The assessment is based on a range of factors, including the latest intelligence on the capability and intent of terrorist groups.

Threat levels are kept under review and are altered as required on the basis of the available intelligence.

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