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Marches And Processions

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 26 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many marches or processions have been banned in England and Wales in the last 12 months; and how this compares with each of the preceding 10 years.

In England and Wales there have been 39 orders prohibiting processions under section 3(2) or section 3(3) of the Public Order Act 1936 since 25 November 1980. The numbers for previous periods of 12 months since 26 November 1970 in which orders were made are: 6 (1979–80); 3 (1977–78); 1 (1976–77); and 3 (1973–74). The numbers of processions affected by orders are not recorded.