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Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN HL4686, tabled on 16 January 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the progress on ensuring natural justice for UK servicemen accused of alleged historic crimes in Iraq, whether similar measures are being taken in respect of Northern Ireland; how many investigations are underway involving UK servicemen for alleged incidents in Northern Ireland during the Troubles; and how many investigations the Police Service of Northern Ireland are conducting into alleged atrocities by the IRA and splinter groups during the same period.

Answered on

30 January 2017

The Northern Ireland Office does not hold this information.

Operational matters relating to criminal investigations in Northern Ireland are the responsibility of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

The Government is committed to the implementation of the bodies set out in the 2014 Stormont House Agreement which will be under legal obligations to examine legacy issues in Northern Ireland in ways that are fair, balanced and proportionate.