§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any evidence of vigilante groups operating in east London and in other inner city areas; if he will seek to proscribe the East London Workers against Racism vigilante group; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
I am opposed to the formation of so-called "vigilante groups", whether in London or elsewhere. If such groups act in breach of the criminal law, the police will take appropriate action. I have no power to proscribe such organisations.