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Offences

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 4 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons were proceeded against for scheduled offences in Northern Ireland in 1989; and how many persons pleaded guilty to the principal offence; and how many persons in such contested cases were found not guilty of the principal offence.

Four hundred and fifty-eight persons were proceeded against for scheduled offences, of whom 375 pleaded guilty. Of the remainder, 42 persons were subsequently found not guilty of the principal offence.