§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to her answer of 10 December 1998,Official Report, column 270, on compensation for wrongful conviction, how many persons have had their convictions quashed by the Court of Appeal in each of the last 10 years. 423W
§ Mr. Ingram
The numbers of persons whose convictions have been quashed by the Court of Appeal for Northern Ireland during the last 10 years are, by year:
Year Number of persons 1992 3 1994 1 1997 1 1998 1
One person had a separate conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal for England and Wales, has made an application for compensation to my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary in respect of the quashing of both convictions. In the case of another person, the court quashed his conviction but ordered a retrial.