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Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons were charged with (a) non-scheduled offences, and (b) scheduled offences; and how many persons were found not guilty of all or some of the offences with which they were charged in 1989.

[holding answer 4 July 1990]: Information in the precise form requested is not readily available. However, the number of persons proceeded against in Northern Ireland courts during 1989 for non-scheduled offences totalled 42,800 of which 3,153 were found not guilty; 456 people were proceeded against for scheduled offences of whom 42 were found not guilty.