§ 1989. Mr. Janner
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times and in what instances he used his powers to prevent marches likely to stir up racial hatred in(a) 1986, (b) 1987, (c) 1988 and (d)
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
Under the Public Order Act 1986 public processions may be prohibited with the Secretary of State's consent only if the chief officer of police of the areas concerned reasonably believes that the imposition of conditions under section 12 of the Act will not be sufficient to prevent the holding of public processions from resulting in serious public disorder. Consent on these grounds was given to banning orders on one occasion in 1986, four times in 1987, three times in 1988 and has been given three times in 1989.