HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 c66W
Mr. Gregory Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many of those persons released from prison in Northern Ireland under the terms of the early release scheme have been(a) questioned regarding terrorist-related incidents that have taken place since their release, (b) charged with terrorist-related offences and (c) convicted of those offences. [62306]

Jane Kennedy

Information is not held centrally regarding the numbers of people specifically questioned or interviewed in relation to any type of criminal offence.

To date (14 June 2002), four individuals released early under the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 have been charged with scheduled offences while on licence. Of the four, three have been convicted and one has yet to have had the charges against him dealt with.

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