HC Deb 20 March 1997 vol 292 c820W
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. [19943]

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.