Northern Ireland: Terrorism

Ministry of Defence written question – answered am ar 12 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officials in his Department are in roles that support the provision of information to Troubles-era inquests in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officials in his Department held roles that required them to provide information to Troubles-era inquests in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

There are 18 officials in roles within the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Directorate of Judicial Engagement Policy (DJEP) that support the provision of information to Troubles-era inquests in Northern Ireland as all or part of their duties. In addition, there are other teams across MOD providing specialist support to DJEP in providing information to inquests.

We do not hold information on historical staffing records and cannot provide figures in the format requested.

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