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Intimidation

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases of alleged intimidation have been brought to the attention of the Royal Ulster Constabulary since 1973 in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) Londonderry City, specifying if possible the number in each year.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 12th June 1978], gave the following information:Records relating to cases of alleged intimidation are maintained by the RUC

The Department of the Northern Ireland Civil Service does not maintain a record of the unregistered physically disabled. However, the following table shows the total numbers at January 1978 of ( a) registered disabled persons and ( b) persons currently employed in the NICS who were previously registered disabled but who have not chosen to reregister at the present time. I regret that information about the grades of disabled persons in each Department is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

on a divisional basis. The number of such cases reported in each year since 1973 in Northern Ireland as a whole and in police division "N", which includes Londonderry City, were as follows:

Northern Ireland

"N" Division

19733,096193
19742,453225
19751,48368
19761,21677
19773,039133

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons have been charged with intimidation in Northern Ireland since 1973; and in how many of these cases intimidation was the sole charge.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 12th June 1978], gave the following information:The information readily available on intimidation charges relates to the number of prosecutions directed. Since 1973 the Director of Public Prosecutions has directed 204 prosecutions under Section 1 of the Protection of Persons and Property Act (Northern Ireland) 1969, involving 407 people. In 47 of these cases, involving 76 people, intimidation was the sole charge.