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Stevens Inquiry

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Solicitor-General on what dates files have been forwarded to the Northern Ireland Director of Public Prosecutions as a result of the inquiry being conducted by Sir John Stevens; how many files were forwarded in each case; in what proportion of cases the DPP has initiated a prosecution; and how many have been successful. [110865]

Sir John Stevens' inquiries began in September 1989. Since then the Stevens' team has forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland a substantial number of reports relating to named individuals.During the course of the three inquiries, 9,256 statements have been taken, 10,391 documents recorded (totalling over one million pages) and 16,194 exhibits seized. To date, 94 persons have been convicted and 57 separate reports submitted to the Director for his consideration. The Director has been informed that further reports will be submitted. Further information could be provided only following an individual examination of each report and at a disproportionate cost.This information is also available in the Report published by Sir John Stevens on 17 April 2003.