HC Deb 30 November 1973 vol 865 cc234-7W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many demonstrations, involving extra duties for police officers, took place in the area of the Metropolitan Police force in the year up to and including 11th November 1973 ; if he will list the dates and purposes of the demonstrations ; and what was the number of police officers who were involved in extra duties in consequence of each demonstration.

Date Purpose Number of Police Employed
12th November 1972 Anti-Internment League against detention in Northern Ireland 337
20th December 1972 British Campaign for Peace in Vietnam 803
28th January 1973 Anti-Internment League and Irish Liberation Solidarity Front to mark Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" 348
10th February 1973 Briant Colour Printing Workers March and Mass Lobby of Parliament 706
21st February 1973 National Union of Students demand for increased student grants 641
5th March 1973 Trades Union Congress Mass Lobby of Parliament about economic situation 697
5th March 1973 Transport and General Workers' Union against Value Added Tax
21st March 1973 One-day Strike by Greater London Teachers and Mass Lobby of Parliament 912
1st April 1973 Covent Garden Community Association against plans for the re-development of Covent Garden
1st April 1973 Save the London Theatres Group 377
1st April 1973 Irish Civil Rights Association
1st April 1973 Universities Committee for Soviet Jewry
1st April 1973 Iranian Students' Society
5th April 1973 National Union of Public Employees Meeting, March and Mass Lobby of Parliament 604
1st May 1973 Trades Union Congress against Industrial Relations Act 1,129
18th May 1973 Building Workers' March and Mass Lobby of Parliament 639
19th May 1973 Orangemen's March in support of Loyalist Cause in Ulster
19th May 1973 Canvey Island Oil Refinery Resistance Group March 482
21st May 1973 National Union of Students' Picket of Department of Education and Science and Mass Lobby of Parliament 461
15th July 1973 Irish Civil Rights Association March 704
15th July 1973 End the Alliance Campaign against Anglo-Portuguese Alliance
22nd July 1973 Joint Council for Welfare of Immigrants against laws on Immigration 613
29th July 1973 Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament against French Nuclear Tests 377
29th July 1973 People's Democracy against detention in Northern Ireland
12th August 1973 Pakistan Solidarity Front against the retention of Pakistani prisoners in India 569
12th August 1973 Anti-Internment League against detention in Northern Ireland,
16th September 1973 Belfast Ten Defence Committee against trial of the "Belfast Ten"
16th September 1973 "Liberation" protest against Military Junta in Chile 1,434
16th September 1973 International Socialists against shooting of coloured miners in South Africa
13th October 1973 Ad Hoc Committee against Fascism Lobby of National Front Conference 368
14th October 1973 Pakistan Solidarity Front in support of General Union of Arab Students against American and Israeli action in the Middle East 1,019
14th October 1973 Zionist Federation of Great Britain support of Zionist cause in Middle East
20th October 1973 Universities Committee for Soviet Jewry against imprisonment of Jews in Russia 359
4th November 1973 Chile Solidarity Campaign Committee 825
5th November 1973 Confederation of Engineering and Shipbuilding Unions 264
7th November 1973 National Union of Students' support of increased student grants 286
11th November 1973 Israel Solidarity Campaign support of Israel in Middle East conflict 691

Mr. Carlisle

There were 447 demonstrations requiring more than 50 officers in the 12 months ended 11th November 1973. Information about the principal demonstrations is as follows :