HC Deb 21 April 1998 vol 310 c601W
Mr. Maginnis

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons have been charged with offences relating to obstructing(a) the republican Rosslea Martyrs procession on 12 October 1997 and (b) traditional Orange Order and Black Institution church parades during 1997 in Newtownbutler. [37383]

Mr. Ingram

Of the thirty-nine people interviewed and charged in relation to the Rosslea Martyrs Parade, thirty-eight have been charged with 'obstructing a lawful activity in a public place'. Other offences charged include `possession of an offensive weapon', 'disorderly behaviour', 'obstructing police' and 'dangerous driving'.

In relation to the Royal Black Preceptory parade in Newtownbutler, thirteen persons have been charged with the principal offence of 'obstructing a lawful activity in a public place' and a variety of ancillary offences including `disorderly behaviour', 'riotous behaviour', 'possession of an offensive weapon', 'provocative conduct', 'criminal damage' and 'playing a recording of sounds which are threatening, abusive, or insulting'.