HC Deb 14 May 1981 vol 4 c320W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been arrested and charged with serious offences arising out of disturbances in the province since 5 May.

Mr. Alison

It is not possible, without disproportionate cost, to identify all those charged with serious offences as a direct result of recent disturbances in the Province. However, the following table shows the number of people charged since 5 May in connection with terrorist-type offences in Northern Ireland:

Offences in connection with petrol bombs 35
Arson or possession of fire bombs 7
Criminal damage 4
Possession of firearms 2
Attempted murder 2
Hijacking of vehicles 2
Wearing of masks 3
Manslaughter 1