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Terrorist Offences (Convictions)

Volume 983: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give the number of persons convicted at Belfast City commission over the past four years for terrorist-type offences; and what percentage of this number received non-custodial sentences.

Over the last four years 3,804 persons were convicted of offences which are scheduled under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978 as follows:

YearNumber convictedPercentage receiving non-custodial sentences
197696223
19771,10119
197887236
197986935