Parliamentary Questions - Written Replies

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TERRORISM: Harry Barnes (Lab, North East Derbyshire) asked Sir Patrick Mayhew, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he would proscribe the Ulster Young Militants. Sir Patrick replied that the question of whether certain organisations should be proscribed was kept under review. 'The fact that a particular organisation may not be proscribed confers no immunity from prosecution in respect of substantive criminal acts which it or its members may commit.'

SCHOOL TESTS: The cost of producing and distributing materials for this year's tests of 7 and 14-year-olds is estimated at pounds 6.5m, Eric Forth, Under-Secretary at the Department of Education, said. There is no direct cost to schools.