§ Mr. Soames
Details of Royal Air Force personnel convicted of criminal offences by a civilian court in Cyprus since 1992 are as follows:
Year Number Charge 1992 6 Five cases of drink-related driving offences. One public order offence. 1993 12 All cases of drink-related driving offences. 1994 7 Six cases drink-related driving offences. One case of larceny.
The Army maintains central records of the numbers of personnel convicted of criminal offences by a civilian court in Cyprus only where, if convicted, personnel receive a penal sentence. No such cases were notified in 1992 or 1993, but there have been two cases in 1994; one individual was charged with cheque fraud and the other with criminal damage.
§ Mr. Soames
The information requested is as follows:
Year Number1 Charge 1992 6 Drinking on duty and stating a falsehood. Possession of a weapon and ammunition and escaping from custody. Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (OABH). Burglary (seven charges) and theft. Impaired Driving. Nuisance phone calls.2 1993 9 Unauthorised phone calls. Attempted arson/arson. Common assault and assault OABH. Four cases of Assault OABH. Obtaining property by deception, avoiding liability by deception (two charges) and forgery.2 Theft. 1994 16 Improperly entering the female accommodation. False accounting. Common assault and assault OABH. Three cases of drink-related driving offences. Two cases of disobedience to standing orders. Two cases of assault OABH.3 Failing to provide a specimen of breath after an accident.2 Theft. Two cases of absence without leave. Wounding. Theft (two charges), false instrument (eight charges) and forgery (3 charges). Notes: 1 Figures exclude courts material held in Cyprus but where the offences were committed elsewhere. 2 Found not guilty. 3 One found not guilty.