asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evaluation and assessment procedures are being
ferred to Northern Ireland; what are the crimes for which they were convicted in each case; how many are members of the IRA; and how many are members of other para-military organisations.
Since 1st January eight persons in custody in England and Wales have applied for permanent transfer to Northern Ireland. Three were convicted of causing explosions and conspiracy to cause explosions; one was convicted of conspiracy to rob, together with firearms and motoring offences; one of indecent assault; one of theft; one of robbery; and one of burglary, indecent assault and rape. Comprehensive information about the organisations to which they may have belonged is not available. None of these applications has been granted.