§ Sir Fergus Montgomery
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will seek the renewal of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1984; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hurd
A draft order was laid today under section 14(10) of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1984. If the draft order is approved by Parliament, the Act will continue in force for a further 12 months. I have received Sir Cyril Philips' report on the operation of the Act in 1985 and copies of both the report and my response to it have been placed in the Library and in the Vote Office.