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Terrorism: Convictions

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted under Section 57(4)(a) of the Terrorism Act 2000 in each year since 2001; and what the sentence was in each case. (296152)

Section 57 (4) (a) relates to the penalty for offences under section 57. A total of 22 people have been convicted of offences under section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000 since 2001. The breakdown of these figures is as follows:

in 2001-02 there were 0 convictions;

in 2002-03 five people were convicted;

in 2003-04 two people were convicted;

in 2004-05 one person was convicted;

in 2005-06 five people were convicted;

in 2006-07 eight people were convicted; and

in 2007-2008 one person was convicted.

Data relating to the numbers convicted under Terrorism Legislation since 2001 are contained in the following Home Office Bulletin Statistics on Terrorism Arrests and Outcomes Great Britain—11 September 2001 to 31 March 2008. Data relating to sentencing for those convicted under the Terrorism Act 2000 are not recorded in a way which shows the sentence passed for offences under section 57.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted under counter-terrorism legislation of fundraising in each of the last five years. (296154)

A total of 10 people have been convicted of fundraising offences (under sections 15-19 of the Terrorism Act 2000). The breakdown of these figures for the last five years is as follows: in 2003-04 there were 0 convictions; in 2004-05 there were 0 convictions; in 2005-06 four people were convicted; in 2006-07 one person was convicted; and, in 2007-08 three people were convicted. Data relating to the numbers arrested and charged under terrorism legislation since 2001 is contained in the Home Office Bulletin: Statistics on Terrorism Arrests and Outcomes Great Britain—11 September 2001 to 31 March 2008.