§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many items of computer equipment were seized or confiscated by the Royal Ulster Constabulary in November and December 1996; how many of these items were seized from(a) community centres, (b) commercial properties and (c) domestic residences; and how many individuals are or have been subject to criminal prosecutions as a result of evidence so obtained. 
§ Sir John Wheeler
As part of an on-going investigation, a number of items of computer equipment were seized from various locations during November and December 1996. Some items are still retained.
A DPP file is pending and it would therefore not be appropriate to disclose further details at this stage.