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Bomb Disposal: Northern Ireland

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 514, tabled on 15 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 291280 on Bomb disposal: Northern Ireland, on how many occasions Army bomb disposal units were called out in Northern Ireland between 1 January 2016 and 1 July 2016.

Answered on

21 October 2019

Incidents requiring explosive ordnance disposal experts in Northern Ireland are dealt with solely by military personnel. Army explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel were called out in Northern Ireland 112 times between 1 January 2016 and 30 June 2016.

The information requested is published annually in the Report of the Independent Reviewer of the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 at the link below:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/599114/9th_Annual_Report_of_Independent_Review_of_Justice___Security.PDF

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