§ Rev. Ian Paisley
asked the Minister of State for Defence how many bomb explosions other than the one at the Daily Mirror Works, Belfast, the Army have investigated in Northern Ireland during the last five days ; where these took place ; what sort of bombs were used ; how they were detonated ; what amount of damage was done ; and what arrests have ben made in connection with the same.
§ Mr. G. Johnson Smith
In the period 15th–20th July, 19 bomb explosions were investigated by the Army ; two of these were in Newry and the remainder in Belfast. Most of the explosions are thought to have resulted from the detonation of gelignite by a fuse. The damage varied from slight to serious structural damage. I understand that no charges have so far been brought in connection with these incidents.