Northern Ireland: Murder Prosecutions

House of Lords written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 25 March (WA 84), whether for those convicted in connection with a police murder there is a record of who the victim was; and, if not, why not.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare)

Conviction data in the courts datasets do not include any details of victims. While information on police murders and those convicted could be sourced via a manual file trawl, this can only be done at disproportionate cost.

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