§ 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