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India: Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal

Volume 572: debated on Tuesday 7 May 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they are aware that the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal in India purports to have power over activities which are lawful in the United Kingdom, and whether they will ask the government of India to amend the legislation which created this tribunal to make it clear that the tribunal does not possess the extraterritorial power it now claims.

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal deals with declarations of unlawful association under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967. We understand that the Act extends to the whole of India, but not beyond.