§ Baroness Gardner of Parkes
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will seek the renewal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (Temporary Provisions) Act 1984.
The Minister of State, Home Office (The Earl of Caithness)
A draft order was laid yesterday 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. We have received the report from Viscount Colville of Culross on the operation of the Act in 1986 and copies have been placed in the Library. The Act continues to play an important part in our defences against acts of terrorism in this country, and we will study carefully Lord Colville's comment on its operation from this point of view.