HL Deb 26 June 2003 vol 650 cc36-7WA
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many arrests have been made in the vicinity (within one mile) of the National Security Agency station at Menwith Hill for contravention of the by-laws relating to the station and its environs in each of the past six years; how many individuals have been arrested and on how many different occasions in each of the past six years; how many of these arrests have resulted in a prosecution; and what were the results of each prosecution. [HL3003]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Bach)

The information requested relating to Ministry of Defence Police arrests within one mile of RAF Menwith Hill is shown in the table below.

Financial Year Number of arrests for by-law offences Total number of individuals arrested
1997–98 49 22
1998–99 30 4
1999–2000 32 5
2000–01 5 3
2001–02 7 4
2002–03 7 1

Crown Prosecution Service case records are held by category of offence, rather than by a specific offence. The information requested could therefore only be obtained at disproportionate effort and cost.