§ Miss Maynard
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many cases have been recorded of injury being sustained by members of the Armed Forces who, having been convicted and sentenced to imprisonment, elected to serve their sentence in Northern Ireland during the period 1968 to 1983;
(2) how many members of the Armed Forces have been convicted in Northern Ireland and sentenced to serve terms of imprisonment for the period 1968 to 1983; and of these, how many served their sentence in Northern Ireland and how many served their sentences in parts of the United Kingdom local to where they came from before joining the forces.
§ Mr. Scott
The information sought is not readily available in the form requested, and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, records show that in the period 1969 to 1979, 65 members of the Army were sentenced to imprisonment in Northern Ireland, of whom 17 served their sentences wholly in Northern Ireland; and from 1968 to date, 52 members of the armed forces who were convicted in Northern Ireland were permanently transferred to prisons in Great Britain.