§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constable of South Wales on the police raid on two houses occupied by students at University College, Swansea at dawn on Saturday 6 December for the purpose of apprehending alleged Palestinian terrorists.
§ Mr. Brittan
There was no such operation on 6 December. The chief constable of South Wales constabularly tells me that, acting on information received about possible plans for terrorist activity, members of his force on 28 November at 6 am executed three warrants under the Criminal Damage Act at hostels belonging to2W Swansea University College. Any complaint arising from this operation is a matter for the statutory complaints machinery.