HC Deb 13 July 1998 vol 316 c61W
Mr. William Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list for each year since 1976 the number of persons accused of terrorist crimes in the United Kingdom tried under the Criminal Law Jurisdiction Act 1975 in the Irish Republic specifying in so far as the information is readily available to him the offence alleged, where it was committed and the outcome of the trial. [46743]

Mr. Paul Murphy

I have been asked to reply.

The extraterritorial legislation that would allow persons to be charged and tried in the Republic of Ireland is the Criminal Law (Jurisdiction) Act 1976, not the Criminal Jurisdiction Act 1975 which applies only in Northern Ireland. Accurate figures for 1976–1990 are 16 persons tried and 12 convicted. It has proved difficult to establish the offence and location. However, since 1990 the figures are as follows:

Date Offence Where Result
1991 Membership of unlawful organisation Rosslea Acquitted
1992 Attempted murder Belleek 12 years
1992 Attempted murder Belleek 12 years
1995 Attempted murder Belleek 12 years

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