§ Mr. Paterson
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many attacks have been made on the RUC since the Good Friday Agreement. 
§ Mr. Ingram
[holding answer 14 February 2000]: The following table shows the number of attacks on police during the periods 10 April 1998 to 10 February 2000 and includes all attacks as a result of terrorist activity and serious public disorder.
Type of attack Number Firearms 23 Explosive 45 Missile1 2,348 Assault 6 Other2 279 Total 2,901 1 "Missile" includes petrol bombs, stones, bottles, etc. 2 "Other" includes minor assaults (not resulting in injury)