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Volume 21: debated on Thursday 1 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if, in view of the further scheduled offences committed by persons released after serving their sentences for terrorist offences, given in the answer to the hon. Member for Epping Forest on 17 December, Official Report, c. 209, he is satisfied that existing legislation provides for sufficient sentence in such cases.

Many scheduled offences carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and most others carry a lengthy prison term.