HC Deb 23 June 1993 vol 227 cc420-1

11.1 pm

Mrs. Llin Golding (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

I wish to present a petition on behalf of a wide-ranging campaign run by students at Keele university in my constituency to combat the rising tide of racism and fascist activity: To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament Assembled.

Sheweth That since the establishment of the British National Party Headquarters in Welling there have been at least two racist murders in the neighbouring area and one of the highest recorded incidence of racist attacks in the country; that the report of the European Parliament on Racism found that the British National Party "is an openly Nazi Organisation" and that its leaders' "crimes range from bomb making, organising illegal paramilitary groups, possession of firearms and a series of convictions under Race Relations and Public Order Acts," and that "BNP publications are uninhibited in their racist style and report unashamedly on their members stabbing black people";

Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House do urge the Home Secretary to close the Headquarters of the British National Party at 154 Wickham Lane, Welling.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

To lie upon the Table.