HC Deb 26 June 1975 vol 894 c218W
25. Mr. Wm. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of the IRA have been before the courts in Northern Ireland for offences of a terrorist nature committed since 1st January 1974.

Mr. Moyle

There have been 1,935 persons charged with offences of a terrorist nature since 1st January 1974. One obviously cannot know accurately how many of these were members of the IRA or had associations with IRA organisations.

What I can tell the hon. Member is that at 22nd June, of the prisoners admitted to special category status, since 1st January 1974, 501 were Republican and 400 were Loyalist.