Below is Mr Major's doorstep interview in Grampian on Tuesday 10th September 1991. The opening question was not recorded.
I can't comment in any detail about them, no. I have had a very general briefing about them. I have asked the Home Secretary for a detailed briefing about them. I understand they arose from an incident that occurred the night before; that seems to be the original impression that has been gained. I have asked for a full report but I don't yet have it, I'm afraid.
Is it a concern that there seems to be a succession of a series of these incidents?
There has been a small run of these incidents; that does occasionally happen and they all seem to have a different genesis and whatever the genesis may be, they are not acceptable. They are not the way for people to behave and there is no need for them, but I think I had better have further facts about them before I comment further. One often gets this copycat effect; it happens in one area and then you get this mini-