HC Deb 31 July 1997 vol 299 cc523-4W
Mr. William Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many parades have taken place in Northern Ireland in the current year; how many were organised by(a) the Orange Order, (b) the Royal Black Institution, (c) the Apprentice Boys of Derry, (d) The Ancient Order of Hibernians, (e) children and youth organisations, such as boys and girls brigades, scouts, (f) the Royal British Legion, (g) Sinn Fein, (h) trade unions and (i) other organisations and individuals. [11501]

Mr. Ingram

The information is not currently available in the format requested and would incur disproportionate cost to provide. I can, however, give details of the number of parades which have taken place in Northern Ireland in the current year which are described as either loyalist, nationalist or other.

Parades held from 1 January 1997 to 27 July 1997
Loyalist 1,576
Nationalist 114
Other 254
Total 1,944

The statistics may be subject to adjustment.

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