HC Deb 14 May 1981 vol 4 cc319-20W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) youths and (b) others have been arrested while rioting in (i) Londonderry and (ii) other parts of Northern Ireland during (a) the last fortnight and (b) the last month.

Mr. Alison

This information is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, during the period 28 April to 11 May 1981 inclusive, one youth and 32 adults were arrested in connection with rioting in Londonderry. The corresponding figures for the period 12 April to 11 May inclusive were 10 youths and 50 adults. A youth is classed as a person under 17 years of age.

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