§ Mr. McMahon
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will call for a report from the chief constable of Strathclyde region on the number of applications for parades, religious parades, neighbourhood galas and traditional demonstrations that have been refused on the grounds that they have not taken place regularly since 1 January 1971, as set out in the terms of the ban recently imposed.
§ Mr. Rifkind
The ban to which the hon. Member refers was replaced on 15 May by a further order made by Strathclyde regional council with the consent of my right hon. Friend. The new order confined the ban to processions thought likely to occasion serious public disorder. All other processions may now take place.