§ Mr. Alton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the charges brought against those persons arrested while demonstrating against himself at Manchester university students' union this month, the date of appearance in court and the verdict and sentence, where applicable.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The chief constable of Greater Manchester informs me that the following charges have been brought in connection with the demonstration at Manchester university students union on 1 March:
Offence Number Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1936 (conduct conducive to a breach of the peace) 19 Obstruction of the police 6 Obstruction of the highway 6 Theft of a policeman's helmet 1 Common law breach of the peace 1 33
None of these cases has yet been dealt with by the courts. One has been adjourned until June; the others are expected to be heard in April.