41. Mr. Ron Brown
asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland how many people have been prosecuted for offences as a result of picketing during the miners' strike.
§ The Solicitor-General for Scotland
In the period to 6 February 1985, 948 persons have been proceeded against by procurators fiscal in respect of offences arising out of the present mining dispute. Owing to the manner in which statistics are compiled, this figure cannot be confined to offences arising directly out of presence on a picket line.