Army: Bomb Disposal

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 14th November 2018.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions Army bomb disposal teams were called out between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2014 as a result of (a) viable and (b) hoax devices.

Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions Army bomb disposal teams in Northern Ireland were called out between (a) 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2016 and (b) 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 as a result of (i) viable and (ii) hoax devices.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Army is in the process of refining its data and I will write with a full answer shortly.

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