HC Deb 16 March 1987 vol 112 cc362-3W
Mr. Raison

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will provide a breakdown of the immigration status on arrival in the United Kingdom of all those (a) granted refugee status or asylum and (b) refused it over the latest available 12 month period.

Mr. Waddington

[pursuant to his reply, 6 March 1987, c. 709]: The available information is for the period October 1985–September 1986 and is given in the table. The figures relate to the date of decision and do not indicate the number of arrivals in the period indicated.

available date; how many have been charged and how many found guilty under the Act; and if he will make a statement;

(2) how many exclusion orders have been made against persons from Merseyside under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) legislation since 1974 to the latest available date.

Mr. Hurd

[pursuant to his reply, 23 February 1987, c. 31]: The number of persons detained since 1974 under prevention of terrorism legislation, by police force area, is published annually in Home Office statistical bulletin, copies of which are in the Library—table 4 of issue 2/87 gives figures up to the end of 1986. Figures are also presented for Great Britain on charges and their outcomes for those detained—tables 6 and 7 of the same bulletins. For individual police force areas, the available information on charges and their outcomes relates only to the

Persons detained by Merseyside police under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Acts 1976 and 1984 and subsequent charges, by outcome
1 January 1979—31 December 1986
Type of charge Total charged Outcome
Not proceeded with Awaiting trial Acquitted or not proven Found guilty
Persons charged under the Prevention of Terrorism Acts 21 1 20
Persons charged with conspiring to commit an offence under the above Acts 2 2
Persons charged under other legislation 13 3 2 8
Total detained and charged 36 3 1 2 30