HC Deb 03 February 1992 vol 203 c29W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prisoners were serving(a) discrectionary life sentences and (b) mandatory life sentences as of 31 December, specifying the numbers of prisoners in each category who had served more than 10 years by that date and the length of time in excess of 10 years served by any such prisoners.

Dr. Mawhinney

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answers which I gave to the hon. Member for Newry and Armagh (Mr. Mallon) on 29 January,Official Report, columns 607-8.

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
Number of applications disallowed because applicants had not been employed for more than two years 4 3 3 1
Expressed as a percentage of applications received 13 11 19 7
Expressed as a percentage of total applications disallowed 50 38 60 50