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Arrests: Terrorism

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) arrested for and (b) convicted of terrorist offences in each of the last five years. (166493)

[holding answer 20 November 2007]: Information on the number of arrests and convictions for terrorist offences for people in respect of whom legal proceedings are not active is not available as the information is not collated in this way.

Latest UK police terrorism arrest statistics (excluding Northern Ireland) from 11 September 2001 to 31 March 2007 show 1,228 arrests were made: of which there have been 41 Terrorism Act convictions and 183 convictions under other legislation. Statistics are available on the Home Office website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/security/terrorism-and-the-law/?view=Standard