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Public Order Act 1936

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 24 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will publish the promised Green Paper on his review of the Public Order Act 1936 and related legislation.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I are publishing the Green Paper today. We hope that it will stimulate a full and informed debate on the difficult issues involved in the review and so assist in determining the right balance in law between the interests of those who wish to demonstrate and those of the rest of the community.