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Detonators

Volume 928: debated on Friday 25 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many

197319741975
Prosecution (Number of)
Section 30(2) Harassment206100124
Section 30(1) Illegal eviction17292158
Convictions (Number of)
Section 30(2) Harassment1325953
Section 30(1) Illegal eviction1095698
Person prosecuted (Number of)
Section 30(2) Harassment896147
Section 30(1) Illegal eviction1337098
Person convicted (Number of)
Section 30(2) Harassment584622
Section 30(1) Illegal eviction884874
Figures for the years prior to 1973 could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

detonators recovered intact from unexploded bombs have been traced to source; and in how many cases the illegal theft of a detonator has been detected;

(2) how many detonators of the following types have been recovered in the United Kingdom since 14th August 1969: ( a) marked as destined for use in Northern Ireland, ( b) marked as destined for use in the Republic of Ireland, ( c) unmarked, ( d) British Service pattern, ( e) USA origin and ( j) other foreign origins.

Records of detonators recovered in Great Britain have been kept since 1973. On the basis of these records the details in the period from 1973 to the end of 1976 are (a) nil, (b) 432, (c) 235, (d) nil, (e) 117, (f) 14. Additionally 13 detonators have been found with insufficient detail for identification. It would not be in the interest of security to disclose more detailed information.