HC Deb 13 March 1973 vol 852 c332W
48. Mr. Patrick McNair-Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now advise the declaration of a state of emergency in view of the disruption of essential services as a result of industrial action and the terrorist outrages which have taken place in London.

Mr. R. Carr

My hon. Friend can be assured that this matter is under continuous review and that the Government will not hesitate to take appropriate steps if and when they judge that emergency powers are needed to maintain essential supplies and services.