HC Deb 30 June 1982 vol 26 cc350-1W
Mr. Proctor

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Basildon of 17 June, Official Report, c. 337–8, if he will take steps to ascertain from the chief constables concerned which criminal offences were alleged against the 65 people demonstrating against the Pope's visit to Scotland who were arrested; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Allan Stewart

The following information, provided by the respective chief constables, details the charges:

Lothian and Borders police area
Breach of the peace 7
Breach of the peace and police assault 2
Strathclyde police area
Breach of the peace 48
Breach of the peace and common assault 2
Police assault and resisting arrest 4
Theft 1
Drunk and incapable 1
Total 65