§ Mr. McMahon
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the fires at the Labour Party and Conservative Party headquarters in Glasgow during the week ending 6 November.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
The fire at the Conservative Party office in Glasgow was reported to the Strathclyde fire brigade at 23.18 hours on Friday 5 November 1982. A basement window had been broken and petrol had been poured through and ignited. The fire was quickly extinguished and little damage was done.
The fire at the Labour Party office in Glasgow was reported at 21.43 hours on Saturday 6 November. A flammable liquid had been poured through the letter box of the main door and ignited. Again, the fire was quickly extinguished but there was rather more damage.
Both incidents are being investigated by the police.