§ Mr. Litterick
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been subject to exclusion orders under the Prevention of Terrorism Act during the past 12 months for which this information is available; and how many of these were subsequently prosecuted.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
During the 12 months from 1 January 1978 to 1 January 1979 I made exclusion orders against 54 people; 53 of these orders excluded the subject from Great Britain and one from the United Kingdom.
Information about people removed from the United Kingdom is not available. None of those people removed to Northern Ireland were affected and charged on their return there. Where there are charges outstanding against a person in another jurisdiction he would not be made the subject of an exclusion order but would be returned under other powers.