§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons in Scotland were charged with terrorist-type offences relating to Northern Ireland in 1986, 1987 and 1988; how many of those charged were released on bail; and what was the average period between remand and trial for prisoners refused bail relating to such charges in Scotland.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The information requested is as follows:
Terrorist Offences1: Scotland 21986 1987 1988 (to date) Number charged 8 2 0 Number released on bail 0 1 0 Number remanded 7 1 0 Average period of remand (days) 105 21 — 1 Excludes persons charged with minor offences under prevention of terrorism legislation, but includes breaches of exclusion orders. 2 Includes, under number charged, one person who was charged then convicted in court the following day.