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Picketing (Steel Dispute)

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 28 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constables concerned regarding the number of policemen present during the picketing at Hadfields steel plant, Sheffield and at Sheerness Steel, Isle of Sheppey, and the numbers of people injured;(2) what fines have been paid by pickets arrested during the steel strike;(3) what has been the cost of police attendance at the picket lines during the steel dispute.

I understand that 680 officers were on duty outside Hadfields on 14 February; one officer was reported injured. 1,036 officers were present at the Sheerness plant on 20 February; one officer and eight members of the public were reported injured, none seriously.The rest of the information requested is not at present available.