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Volume 202: debated on Thursday 23 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has any plans to review the law affecting gipsies.

I take it that my hon. Friend is referring to the use of section 39 of the Public Order Act 1986 which deals with aggravated trespass. We have only recently conducted a thorough public review of section 39. The Home Secretary announced his conclusions on 22 May 1991. He decided that no change to the law was required at present.