§ 40. Mr. Heath
To ask the Solicitor-General on how many occasions the Attorney-General has been asked to consider prosecutions under section 5 of the Criminal Justice (Terrorism and Conspiracy) Act 1998; and on how many occasions he has not consented to such prosecutions. 
§ The Solicitor-General
As the hon. Gentleman knows, section 5 of the Criminal Justice (Terrorism and Conspiracy) Act 1998 relates to legislation governing the possible indictment in the UK of individuals who are conspiring to commit offences abroad.
So far the Attorney-General has given his consent to the prosecution of two individuals involved in a conspiracy to facilitate the entry of illegal immigrants into the United States of America and the United Kingdom. There were eight defendants involved in the conspiracy and all were successfully prosecuted.
There have been no other applications for the Attorney-General's consent under this provision.