§ Mr. Livingstone
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Orangemen's parades take place in Northern Ireland each year; and what is the cost of policing them.
§ Mr. Stanley
The information is not available in the form requested and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
However, in his annual report for 1987, the Chief Constable reported that 1,863 Loyalist parades and 249 Republican parades had taken place during the year and involved a substantial monetary cost.