§ 14. Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prisoners have been released under the Good Friday agreement; and what groups those prisoners have been affiliated with. [516811
§ Jane Kennedy
To date (23 April 2002), 447 individuals have been released early under the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998.
Information is held, for management purposes, in relation to the perceived paramilitary association of prisoners in Northern Ireland. The table sets out details of the perceived association of the 447 individuals granted early release.
Perceived association Total PIRA 206 INLA 24 Former INLA 8 Republican Association 3 UDA 87 UFF 14 UVF 67 RHC 3 LVF 17 Loyalist Association 6 Criminal or No Association 12 Total 447