HC Deb 10 November 1999 vol 337 c598W
Mr. Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the offences for which prisoners released under the accelerated prisoner release scheme have been(a) arrested and (b) charged. [97704]

Mr. Ingram

[holding answer 8 November 1999]: Seven persons released under the terms of the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 have subsequently been arrested in connection with the following offences: grievous bodily harm with intent, actual bodily harm, assault, breach of the peace, affray, criminal damage, theft, handling stolen goods, armed robbery, possession of controlled substances, assault on police, and conspiracy to murder.

Concerning the question of charges, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 2 November 1999, Official Report, column 134.