§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many prosecutions have been brought so far under the Public Order (Northern Ireland) Order 1987, what have been their results, and whether any district councillor has been so prosecuted.
The information for the period between 2nd April and 31st October 1987 is as follows:
Records do not indicate how many of those involved were district councillors.
Offence Number prosecuted Number convicted Number acquitted Participation in unlawful public procession 105 99 6 Riotous behaviour 11 9 2 Disorderly behaviour 561 499 62 Behaviour likely to occasion a breach of the peace 30 22 8 Possession of offensive weapon 40 33 7 Using threatening/abusive/insulting words or behaviour 1 1 0 748 663 85