§ Rev. Ian Paisley
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the estimated amount of damage done by Irish Republican Army bombings during the past six months; and how this figure compares with the same months in each of the past five years.
§ Mr. Concannon
The records on criminal damage compensation to property are not compiled on a basis which distinguishes between Irish Republican Army 809W bombings and damage caused by other terrorist organisations. The number of claims for compensation received for all types of criminal damage in the six months ended 28 February 1979 and in the corresponding periods in each of the last five years is as follows:
The value of the claims relating to the above periods cannot be obtained without a disproportionate use of staff time.
Six months ended 28 February 1979 2,244 1978 2,586 1977 4,164 1976 6,322 1975 4,786 1974 10,543