Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th December 1972.

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Photo of Mr Peter Archer Mr Peter Archer , Rowley Regis and Tipton 12:00 am, 14th December 1972

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many references to commissioners under the Detention of Terrorists (Northern Ireland) Order have now been determined; and how many of them have resulted in the making of detention orders; and

(2) how many persons are now detained pursuant, respectively, to interim custody orders and to detention orders under the Detention of Terrorists (Northern Ireland) Order 1972; and how many are now detained after the expiry of 28 days from the making of an interim custody order while awaiting determination of a reference to a commissioner.