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Sedition (Irish Republican Army)

Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is satisfied that chief constables are sufficiently aware of their powers in relation to charging on the rounds of sedition when dealing with the Irish Republican Army and its associated organisations; and whether any such charges have been brought.

Yes; in 1972 three people were charged in London inter alia with seditious conspiracy and uttering seditious words.