To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to treat former members of the Ulster Defence Regiment and the Royal Irish Regiment who served in Northern Ireland in the same manner as soldiers who served both overseas and in Northern Ireland in the conduct of any investigations into allegations of historic misconduct, and any resulting prosecutions and claims for compensation.
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to make any distinction between (1) regular soldiers who served in Northern Ireland, and (2) soldiers of the Ulster Defence Regiment and Royal Irish Regiment recruited locally during the Troubles, in any proposals they may bring forward to address legacy cases in Northern Ireland.
This Government is committed to ending vexatious claims in the courts against members of our security forces. We have always been clear that any legacy reform must be balanced and proportionate, and it must deliver for all communities in Northern Ireland. We will now begin a period of intensive engagement with the NI Parties and the Irish Government and other stakeholders on the detail of the proposals that have been set out.