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Police (Queen's Visit)

Volume 928: debated on Friday 25 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are proposed to prevent inconvenience arising from the holding of the Royal visit to the police service on 5th May, the date of the local authority elections in England and Wales.

(2) what is the number of prison sentences for harassment and illegal eviction, respectively, in each of the years since the Rent Act 1965 came into force; and what was the average term imposed.

The available information covering offences under Section 30 of the Rent Act 1965 is as follows:into force; and how many resulted in conviction.

The offences concerned are covered by Section 30 of the Rent Act 1965. The readily available information is as follows:date fixed for the Queen's visit to the police service, on 5th May, would cause inconvenience to representatives of police authorities in England and Wales who might be invited to be present at Hendon for the visit but would be involved in local authority elections on that date. In order to avoid this inconvenience, the Queen has been graciously pleased to agree that her visit to the police service should now take place on Friday 6th May.