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Prevention Of Terrorism

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many writs of habeas corpus have been applied for in respect of persons detailed under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, whether the applications were made within 48 hours of arrest; whether legal aid was granted; and in how many cases the courts have ordered the release of the applicants.

One, but the person was released before the application was heard and within 48 hours of his detention.