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Prevention Of Terrorism

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act in each month since January; and how many of them were charged.

The following table gives a monthly breakdown of the quarterly figures published in table 1 of Home Office statistical bulletin, issue No. 25/81, published on 6 November.

Persons detained under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1976
Great Britain, 1981Number of persons
MonthTotal number detainedSubsequently charged with a criminal offence
January243
February16
March181
April3311
May274
June12
July254
August182
September171