§ 1988. Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many parades were notified to the Royal Ulster Constabulary under the Public Order (Northern Ireland) Order in(a) 1986, (b) 1987 and (c)
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
This is a matter for the Chief Constable. However, I understand that the information is not available in the form requested. Statistics are compiled on the basis of parades notified to the RUC which actually took place. The Chief Constable's annual reports indicate that 1,950 parades were held in 1986, 2,112 in 1987 and 2,055 in 1988, but these figures do not include parades by youth organisations, churches and other similar bodies.