§ Mr. William Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of each terrorist organisation were released under the terms of the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998; and how many of those have subsequently been(a) arrested and charged with offences of a terrorist nature, (b) arrested for other criminal activity and (c) convicted of activity of the nature set out in (a) and (b). 
§ Mr. Ingram
Information is held, for management purposes, in relation to the perceived paramilitary association of prisoners in Northern Ireland. The following table sets out details of the perceived association of the 434 individuals released under the terms of the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998.312W
Details are held only in relation to those early release prisoners who come to the attention of the police while they are still under licence. At 14 February 2001, 18 of the 434 persons released under the terms of the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 were arrested and charged with further offences while under licence.
Two early release prisoners were charged with offences of a terrorist nature and 16 were arrested for other criminal activity. Neither of the two cases in the former category have yet been dealt with by the courts. Of the other 16, eight were convicted, three had their charges withdrawn or were found not guilty and five have yet to have the charges against them resolved.
Perceived association Number PIRA 195 INLA 24 Former INLA 7 Republican association 3 UDA 87 UFF 14 UVF 67 RHC 3 LVF 16 Loyalist association 6 Criminal or No association 12 Grand total 434