NIO – LONDONDERRY TERRORIST ATTACK – 21 January 2019
Dr Julian Lewis: I appreciate the Secretary of State’s remark that it only takes a very small number of terrorists to have a disproportionate effect, and I appreciate the significance and sensitivities of ongoing investigations, but can she tell the House whether any arrests have been made – the BBC has already reported that they have been – and, if so, whether any of those arrested are connected with identified Irish republican groups?
[The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Karen Bradley): The PSNI has said on record that it has arrested five people, but it would not be appropriate for me to comment further as the investigation is ongoing. As my right hon. Friend will appreciate, it would also be inappropriate for me to comment further at this stage because of the ongoing security incidents in the city today.]