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Terrorism

Volume 79: debated on Friday 24 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons detained under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Acts in each of the police areas of metropolitan London, Dumfries and Galloway and Merseyside have been charged with offences under the Acts or under other Acts, separately, between 11 November 1974 and 31 December 1984.

Information on detentions in the three police force areas specified is published quarterly in Home Office Statistical Bulletins (table 3 of issue 1/85), a copy of which is in the Library. Information on subsequent charges is readily available only for Great Britain and is given in Tables 6 and 7 of the same publication. Some information on charges following detention in Merseyside was given in my reply to a question from the hon. Member for Liverpool, Riverside (Mr. Parry) on 29 January 1985 at column 77. I will provide as soon as possible further information on charges for Merseyside and corresponding information for the Metropolitan police district and Dumfries and Galloway.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons were detained in connection with terrorist-type offences under Acts other than the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Acts and the Emergency Provisions (Northern Ireland) Acts in each of the years from and including 1969 to 1985 to date.