HC Deb 23 March 1979 vol 964 cc327-8W
Mr. Loyden

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish in the Official Report (a) a month by month breakdown of persons detained under the prevention of Terrorism Act at ports of entry, (b) the number of persons detained in excess of 48 hours at ports' of entry, and (c) the number of persons detained in excess of five days at ports of entry.

Mr. Mason

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 13 March 1979; Vol. 964, c. 143], gave the following information:

Two persons have been detained pending further examination at ports of entry in Northern Ireland under the provisions of the supplemental orders made under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Acts 1974 and 1976. One was detained in May 1977 and the other in December 1978. Neither was detained for more than 48 hours.