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Law And Order

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on Government priorities for the maintenance of law and order.

the Government's chief priority is to prevent crime and the disruption of public order by ensuing that the police have the necessary powers, manpower and equipment and that the courts have adequate powers to deal with those brought before them; by encouraging practical crime prevention measures; and by fostering a greater sense of individual responsibility for the maintenance of law and order.