§ Mr. Loyden
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what circumstances four citizens of the Irish Republic were detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act at Liverpool on their way back to Dublin from the night of Sunday 18th July until Tuesday 20th July; and why they were officially allowed to enter the United Kingdom without being questioned.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
I understand that the four people to whom my hon. Friend is referring were detained as they were leaving Liverpool on 18th July because they refused to provide means of identification, when so required under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1976. There are no detailed records of the circumstances of their arrival.