Terrorism: Detainees

Home Department written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of David Winnick David Winnick Labour, Walsall North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2007, Official Report, column 505W, on terrorism: detainees, if she will provide an update on the numbers of people (a) held, (b) charged and (c) released without charge.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Security, Counter-terrorism, Crime and Policing), Home Office

holding answer 19 Match 2008

Pre-charge detention came into force on 25 July 2006 as part of the Terrorism Act 2006. The latest figures are given in the following table. To date 11 individuals have been held for over 14 days pre-charge detention. Six individuals have been held for the maximum 27 to 28 day period. Of these three individuals were charged and three individuals were released without charge. Statistics are collated from police records and are updated accordingly.

Pre-charge detention to date
Period of detention (days) Number of persons held Charged Released w/o charge
14 to 15 1 1
18 to 19 1 1
19 to 20 3 3
27 to 28 6 3 3

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