CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

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.]