Detention

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 William Whitelaw Mr William Whitelaw , Penrith and The Border 12:00 am, 14th December 1972

Up to 13th December 141 cases had been determined by the commissioners, 86 of them resulting in the making of detention orders and 55 resulting in releases. A total of 190 persons were on that date detained under interim custody orders, of whom 161 had been held for more than 28 days since the making of the order.