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Serious Crimes

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 24 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons whom the Royal Ulster Constabulary wishes to question about serious crimes in Northern Ireland are believed to be in the Republic of Ireland. he has as to the number of persons who were granted High Court bail each year under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978 and its predecessor the 1973 Act, as amended, and who failed to answer to their bail at a subsequent stage of proceedings.

I am informed by my right hon. and noble Friend the Lord Chancellor that the following numbers have applied for and been granted bail by judges of the High Court under the 1973 and 1978 Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Acts:

[pursuant to his reply, 21 April 1980, c.72]: I regret that the information is not available.