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Prisoners (Terrorists)

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the total of men and women at present held in prisons in England and Wales who have been convicted of terrorist offences in the United Kingdom.

Of the 28 persons who had been convicted up to 31 December 1979 of an offence under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Acts 1974 and 1976 and sentenced to imprisonment, none was on that date in a prison department establishment in England and Wales. Information on those in custody for other criminal offences associated with terrorism is not readily available because prisoners are clasified in terms of the legal category of

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out the actual sums of money spent on civil defence for each of the last five years, and how those sums have been expended.

Home Defence expenditure in Great Britain incurred by Government Department during the last five years was as follows:the offence not the circumstances in which the offence was committed.