§ 36. Mr. MAXTON (for Mr. McGOVERN)
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that a member of the Glasgow Town Council was present in a public house in Bridgeton on Saturday evening, 23rd June, and mainly responsible for the rioting that occurred; and the reason why the police failed to arrest him when they arrested others responsible for it?
§ Mr. SKELTON
I am informed that no member of the Glasgow Town Council was present in the public house referred to when two men were arrested on a charge of breach of the peace but one member is alleged to have taken part in a disturbance which subsequently occurred outside the public house. The police having recognised him and being fully occupied in dealing with the disorder and retaining custody of 12 prisoners, decided not to arrest him. They have, however, reported him to the Procurator Fiscal of Police.