To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about the exercise of the powers contained in section 57 of and schedule 5 to the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1991.
During 1992, I received 24 applications from the Royal Ulster Constabulary for the appointment of persons to exercise the powers conferred by schedule 5 to the 1991 Act.The following statistics indicate the extent of the use of these powers during the 1992 calendar year.
|(a) number of applications for appointment||124|
|(b) number of appointments made||123|
|(c) number of notices to attend issued||130|
|(d) number of interviews conducted||123|
|(e) number of search warrants obtained||10|
|(f) number of persons charged with Schedule 5 offences||11|
|(g) number of persons convicted of Schedule 5 offences||11|
|(h) number of search warrants or orders obtained||20|
|(i) number of production orders obtained||20|
|(j) number of explanation orders obtained||20|
|1 Under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) act 1991.|
|2 Under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989.|