Major to attack IRA role

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The Prime Minister will protest tomorrow to Senator George Mitchell, chairman of the international body dealing with decommissioning IRA arms, about the IRA's alleged involvement in killings in Northern Ireland, writes Colin Brown.

John Major will tell Senator Mitchell and the commission at Downing Street that the continued violence by the IRA in Northern Ireland against drug dealers and minor criminals is threatening the peace process.

Sir Patrick Mayhew, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, announced yesterday that Lord Lloyd of Berwick, a Law Lord, will carry out a fundamental review of anti-terrorist laws. Labour refused to endorse the renewal of the anti-terrorist legislation last night.