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Terrorism: Somalia

Volume 490: debated on Friday 27 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of arrests on terrorist charges involved persons of Somali origin (a) in the latest period for which figures are available and (b) in the comparable period five years earlier. (265314)

The information requested is not held. The Home Office science research group will be publishing a statistical bulletin on terrorism arrests and outcomes. This will provide detail on terrorism related charges and convictions, providing a breakdown of specific offences. The bulletin will show the numbers of people charged and convicted and the charge to conviction ratio. This information will not be broken down by country of origin. The bulletin is due to be published shortly.