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Terrorism Prevention

Volume 941: debated on Wednesday 14 December 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will publish in the Official Report the number of arrests and detentions by each regional police force of persons within their area under the terms of the prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act.

The number of persons arrested and detained in each region in Scotland between 29th November 1974 and 8th December 1977 under the authority of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Acts 1974 and 1976 were:

Strathclyde72
Tayside2
Lothian and Borders7
Dumfries and Galloway479
Grampian2
Other regionsNil

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in how many cases applications were made for detention to be extended by a further five days under the Prevention of Terrorism Acts; and in how many cases it was refused.

Between 29th November 1974 and 8th December 1977 applications for the extension of detention by a further five days were made in four cases and none of these applications was refused.