HC Deb 25 October 1973 vol 861 cc581-2W
Mr. Kilfedder

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many applications for extradition have been made since 1968 to the Eire Government for persons wanted in connection with crimes committed as part of the terrorist campaign in Northern Ireland; how many have been granted; what was the reason for the refusal in each case where extra- dition was not granted; how many of those subject to extradition proceedings have been remanded in custody; and how many have been granted bail.

Mr. van Straubenzee

Since January 1968, 29 applications have been made to the Republic of Ireland for the extradition of people wanted in connection with terrorist crimes committed in Northern Ireland. No application has been granted, but 12 people are at present before the courts in the Republic. Two applications have been refused: one because it was held that evidence of identity was inadequate, and one because there is no offence in the Republic comparable to that referred to in the warrant. Information about remands in custody and requests for bail in the Republic is not available.