§ Mr. George Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons have been arrested in Scotland under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1974; and how many persons under arrest in Scotland have been the subject of an extension by the Secretary of State under Section 7(2) of that Act.
§ Mr. William Ross
To date 164 persons have been detained in Scotland under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1974. Almost all of these were travelers to or from Ireland and were held for a quite short period. In relation to two of the 164 the period of detention was extended beyond 48 hours by my authority.