§ Mr. Scott
[pursuant to his reply, 17 July 1986 c. 619]: I deplore the violence which took place in Portadown on 12 July. This kind of behaviour is quite unacceptable in a responsible and civilised community.
During the disturbances the Royal Ulster Constabulary and Army were attacked on numerous occasions and 14 policemen were injured. Twenty civilians are also known to have been injured. One hundred and eighty six plastic baton rounds were fired, all by members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.