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Remembrance Sunday (Cenotaph Ceremony)

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list his powers in relation to inviting persons to attend, or preventing them from attending, the Armistice Day remembrance ceremony and placing wreaths on the Cenotaph at the official ceremony; and how he decides which political parties and their leaders should be granted this opportunity.

Invitations to take part in the ceremony are a matter for my discretion, in which I have followed the practice of successive Home Secretaries in maintaining traditional arrangements.