HC Deb 01 May 2002 vol 384 c839W
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
Former INLA 8
Republican Association 3
UDA 87
UFF 14
UVF 67
LVF 17
Loyalist Association 6
Criminal or No Association 12
Total 447