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Whitehall Demonstration

Volume 640: debated on Monday 8 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will categorise the number of people arrested during the recent civil disobedience campaign according to industrial and non-industrial occupations, including students, specifying how many were adults and the numbers of each sex arrested.

537 males, of whom 203 were under 21, and 289 females, of whom 121 were under 21, were arrested during the demonstration in Whitehall on 29th April. These included 280 students, of whom 181 were males and 99 were females. 120 of the male students and 77 of the female students were under 21.The information available about the occupations of the other persons arrested does not enable a clear distinction to be drawn between industrial and non-industrial occupations.