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Draft Emergency Legislation

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Prime Minister if she will publish the draft emergency legislation prepared by Her Majesty's Government as a contingency for wartime implementation; and if she will make a statement.

No. Successive Governments have recognised the duty to keep under review preparations against attack, including the need for emergency legislation. But it has always been clear that the content and introduction of such powers will be for consideration by the Government and Parliament of the day, having regard to all the circumstances at the time. There has been no change in that position.