§ Mr. Donaldson
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will list(a) the number and (b) the affiliation of terrorist prisoners who have been released under the terms of the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998. 
§ Mr. Ingram
[holding answer 21 May 1999]: The information in respect of (a) and (b) is shown in the table. To date there have been 267 prisoners released under the terms of the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998. Information is held in relation to the perceived paramilitary association of prisoners, where applicable, for management purposes. It should be noted, however, that with the exception of HMP Maze where links are more clearly defined, this information is based on a combination of factors including the offence, sympathies and associates. This information is taken from statistics which are current at 24 May 1999.
Perceived affiliation of prisoners released on licence under the 1998 Sentences Act Total (as at 24 May 1999) UDA 63 No Trace 8 UFF 5 PIRA 123 UVF 47 Former INLA 7 Loyalist 4 Republican Sympathisers 2 RHC 2 Criminal 1 LVF 4 Republican 1 Total 267