§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons(a) have been detained under terrorism provisions in police custody since October 1989 and (b) have been refused access to a solicitor under section 15 of the Emergency Provisions Act 1987.885W
§ Mr. Cope
[holding answer 3 April 1990]: Three hundred and sixty-one persons were detained under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 between the period 1 October 1989 to 31 December 1989. No person was detained during this period under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1987; and no one was refused access to a solicitor.
Statistics in respect of 1990 are not yet available.