§ Mr. McCusker
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many successful extradition requests from the Irish Republic to the United Kingdom there were in the three years prior to 15 November 1985; and how many there have been since.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
On the basis of figures provided by the RUC, the total number of extraditions from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland each year since 1983 is as follows:
Year Requests granted 1983 12 1984 2 1985 5 1986 1 1987 1 1988 (so far) 3
Figures for England and Wales and for Scotland are matters for my right hon. Friends the Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Scotland.