§ Mr. Proctor
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to ascertain from the chief constables concerned the numbers of persons arrested by the police in Scotland for demonstrating against the Pope's pastoral visit to Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
I understand from the chief constables of the areas in Scotland which the Pope visited that while he was in these areas the number of arrests made which can be regarded as resulting from the commission of criminal offences by people demonstrating against the visit was 65. Nine of the arrests were made in Edinburgh and 56 in Glasgow.