HL Deb 28 July 2000 vol 616 c121WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many people have been convicted of involvement in the 302 murders of Royal Ulster Constabulary officers since 1969; how many cases this figure represents; how many of those convicted are currently still imprisoned; and how many were released under the recent early release scheme. [HL3601]

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

The information requested on the number of persons convicted of involvement in the murders of the 302 RUC officers since 1969 and the number of cases this represents is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Of those convicted, a total of six prisoners have been released under the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 with a further seven prisoners due to he released on 28 July 2000.