§ Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers have been killed or wounded by the Irish Republican Army since 1 January 1979; and how many members of the Irish Republican Army have been killed or wounded by the Army over the same period.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
A total of 42 soldiers, including members of the Ulster Defence Regiment, were killed and 42 wounded in terrorist incidents between 1 January 1979 and 31 October 1979. The Provisional Irish Republican Army has claimed responsibility for the majority of these outrages. Statistics for civilian casualties do not distinguish between terrorists and others.