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Suspected Persons (Metropolitan Police District)

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of state for the Home Department what is the number of persons arrested and proceeded against for being suspected of frequenting

Metropolitan Police District: Fourth Quarter 1979Number of offences
Ethnic Appearance
DistrictWhite Skinned EuropeanDark Skinned EuropeanBlack Skinned (including West Indian/ African)Indian/ PakistaniChinese/ JapaneseArabian/ EgyptianNot knownTotal
PERSONS ARRESTED* FOR BEING SUSPECTED OF FREQUENTING A PUBLIC PLACE WITH INTENT TO COMMIT AN ARRESTABLE OFFENCE BY DISTRCT AND ETHNIC APPEARANCE
A726100016
B12123001037
C2378311043
D12224100039
E21019000040
F40100005
G625000013
H703000010
I00000101
J1407000021
K1100000011
L13032100046
M1505000020
N31500009
P50000005
Q508000013
R20100003
S20400006
T50200007
V40400008
W8120000029
X1200000012
Y61200009
Z40500009
TA00000000
MPD201171846130412
* Persons proceeded against by means of a charge, referral to a juvenile bureau, a caution or in some other way; arrests not followed by any action are not included.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the 48 persons detained on Merseyside under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act and subsequently convicted of criminal offences, were capable of being charged under other existing legislation.

Mr. Whitelaw: Of the 48 persons detained in Merseyside under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Acts 1974 and 1976 between 29 November 1974 and 31 December 1976 and subsequently convicted of criminal offences, four persons were charged and convicted of offences under Prevention of a public place with intent to commit an arrestable offence, by Metropolitan Police district and ethnic appearance, for the last quarter of 1979.

The information relating to the fourth quarter of 1979 is given in the following table:Terrorism legislation only; the remaining 44 persons were convicted of offences under other legislation.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been convicted under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act on Merseyside at entry or exit to the port to the latest available date.

Of the four persons who were detained and convicted in Merseyside under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Acts 1974 and 1976 between 29 November 1974 and 31 December 1979, three had been detained on entry or exit at the port of Liverpool.