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Scheduled Offences (Northern Ireland)

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 24 April 1980

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asked the Attorney-General how many charges of scheduled offences have been withdrawn by the Director of Public Prosecutions against persons in Northern Ireland in each of the past 10 years.

Since 1976 the number of persons charged by the police with scheduled offences in respect of whom the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland subsequently directed no prosecution have averaged approximately 6 per cent. of the total charged and are as follows:

YearNumber of Persons
197653
197772
197857
197965
1980 (to end of March)12