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Terrorism Prevention

Volume 889: debated on Wednesday 9 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been detained under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act; how many have been subsequently charged with offences; and with what offences they have been charged.

Four hundred and eighty-nine people have been detained in Great Britain under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act and the supplemental order made under it. Twenty have been charged with offences in Great Britain, eight of them with murder, one with conspiracy to cause an explosion, six with unlawful possession of explosives, two with theft, one with robbery, one with burglary and one with assisting offenders. In addition, one was returned to the Irish Republic and there charged with robbery.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been charged with offences under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act; and under which sections of the Act the charges have been brought.