Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many bomb explosions there have been at the premises of Short Bros. since 25 May 1989; and if he is giving this firm security advice about future employees.
§ Mr. Cope
Since May 1989, there have been three separate incidents of terrorist attack against property belonging to Short Bros. plc, during which a total of seven bombs exploded. The security of Shorts' property is kept under review and, in line with longstanding Government policy on such matters, I know the right hon. Gentleman would not expect me to elaborate further on the measures being taken to safeguard this firm's property.