Mr. Wm. Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions in the last 12 months the RUC were aware of customary public processions taking place without prior notice 312W to the authorities as in Section 1(1) of the Public Order Act (Northern Ireland) 1951; and in how many of these cases the customary procession has been previously held on four or fewer than four occasions.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees,
pursuant to his reply —[Official Report, 1st March 1976; Vol. 906, c. 450]—gave the following information:
During the past 12 months, there have been 15 customary parades not requiring prior notice. One of these parades had previously take place on three occasions; none had previously taken place on four occasions.