HC Deb 11 February 1986 vol 91 c423W
Mr. Stephen Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish in the Official Report for each of the years 1983, 1984 and 1985 the following details (a) the number of vehicles hijacked or taken and (b) the number not recovered at the end of each year in each of the following police districts, separately: Musgrave street, Springfield road, Tennent street, North Queen street, Mountpottinger, Castlereagh, Newtownhards, Newry, Portadown, Armagh, Enniskillen, Omagh, Strand road, Coleraine, Ballymena and Antrim.

Mr. Scott

Information for the years 1983 and 1984 was given in a reply to a question from the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull, North (Mr. McNamara) on 12 February 1985 at column 105–6. The available information for 1985 is as follows:

Division Divisional Headquarters Vehicles taken or hijacked
A Musgrave street 1,976
B Springfield road 1,442
D North Queen street 1,236
E Strandtown 617
G Newtownhards 137
H Armagh 250
J Portadown 410
K Cookstown 75
L Enniskillen 40
N Strand road 274
O Coleraine 71
P Ballymena 321
TOTAL 6,849


  1. (1) 710 vehicles were not recovered. A breakdown of this figure by division is not available.
  2. (2) On 1 October 1983, the number of RUC Divisions was reduced from 16 to 12 and Divisional boundaries were reorganised. As a result there were no longer divisions with Headquarters at Tennant street, Castlereagh, Omagh or Antrim.
  3. (3) Unlike previous years the totals for 1985 do not include articles of plant and machinery. In that year 149 were recorded as stolen, of which at 31 December 110 had not been recovered.