HC Deb 15 December 1980 vol 996 cc1-2W
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 to Swansea University College. Any complaint arising from this operation is a matter for the statutory complaints machinery.

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