HC Deb 14 May 1981 vol 4 cc320-1W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will call for a report from the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary as to the numbers of those publicly wearing paramilitary uniforms and firing volleys in Northern Ireland last week who have since been arrested, and when he expects further arrests to be made.

Mr. Alison

I understand that no one has yet been arrested in connection with such offences last week, although three people in Londonderry were recently charged with the unlawful wearing of masks. The Royal Ulster Constabulary, which is responsible for the maintenance of law and order, is continuing its investigations into the other incidents in question. I do not consider that it would be appropriate for me to call for a report from the Chief Constable.