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Prevention Of Terrorism Act (Detained Students)

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constable of Greater Manchester as to how many students who were delegates to the National Union of Students conference in Blackpool from 4 to 7 December were detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act in Manchester on 7 December, how many are still held in custody and whether any have been served with exclusion orders.

On 7 December Greater Manchester police arrested four students under the provision of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1976. The police did not apply for exclusion orders in respect of any of the four, and all were released.