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Terrorism Prevention (Northern Ireland)

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Attorney-General how many arrests and prosecutions there have been in Northern Ireland under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Regulations 1973 (S.I., 1975, No. 2213).

From the coming into operation on 5th January 1976— 5th April 1976 in the case of Regulation 3(d)—of the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Regulations 1975 until 21st June 1977, directions for prosecution for contravention of the provisions of Regulation 3 of the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Regulations 1975 have been given by the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland in respect of 161 cases. I am informed that there is no record of anyone having been arrested in respect of this offence.