§ Mr. Wareing
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act within the county of Merseyside since 1979.
§ Mr. Hurd
Four hundred and seven persons were detained in the Merseyside police force area under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1976 between 1 January 1979 and 31 December 1983. This figure can be brought up-to-date by reference to table 2 of the quarterly statistical bulletin on statistics on the operation of the prevention of terrorism legislation.