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Security in Northern Ireland debate

MPs took part in an opposition-day debate tabled by the DUP on security in Northern Ireland on 21 November 2012.

MPs agreed without a vote a motion extending their "deepest sympathy to the family of Prison Officer David Black whose murder represented an attack upon society as a whole".

The motion also condemned the violence of the "various republican terrorist groups now active in Northern Ireland".

It called on the government to "work closely with the Northern Ireland Executive in providing the fullest possible protection to members of the prison service and the security forces generally".

The DUP motion asked that all necessary resources and measures are deployed to combat the threat from terrorists in Northern Ireland.

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