HL Deb 07 May 2002 vol 634 cc165-6WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many individuals who (a) have warrants or outstanding prosecutions against them; or (b) are suspects who have failed to answer their bail, are still within the judicial system in the United Kingdom in connection with terrorist crimes. [HL3971]

The Attorney-General (Lord Goldsmith)

The question is wide-ranging in its terms and would include all those on police bail or wanted by the police for questioning as well as those against whom the prosecution process is further advanced. No figures are held centrally that cover the United Kingdom.

The whereabouts of such individuals are necessarily unknown as, if known, the individuals would be arrested.