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Kidnapping

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many so-called tiger kidnappings have been carried out in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months. (287570)

The figures are recorded per financial year. In the last year (April 2008 to March 2009), there have been six tiger kidnaps carried out in Northern Ireland.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were arrested for offences connected with so-called tiger kidnappings in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months. (287571)

That is an operational matter for the chief constable. I have asked him to reply directly to the hon. Member, and a copy of his letter will be placed in the Library of the House.