Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - British Army Equipment.

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asked the Minister for Justice if the British armoured car and equipment which were stockaded following the incursion of a British Army patrol into the Twenty-six Counties during the summer were handed back; and, if so, when.

The vehicle and equipment were returned on 11th September, 1971.

Can the Minister state if it is standard practice to return such equipment?

I am not aware that there is a precedent.

There was a precedent during the last war. During the Emergency all the aircraft that landed here were handed back to the British, American or German authorities.