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Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received regarding illegal raves; and if he will make a statement.

Following events last year, in particular at Castlemorton Common, Malvern and Newtown, Powys, we have received many representations about the powers which are available to deal with illegal rave parties on land.On 31 March, my right hon. and learned Friend the then Home Secretary announced our proposals to give the police new powers to prevent illegal rave parties on land.