Bomb Incidents

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th January 1979.

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Photo of Mr William Whitelaw Mr William Whitelaw , Penrith and The Border 12:00 am, 18th January 1979

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, whatever criticisms we may have made of his last statement, we well recognise the extra strains placed on him at this time when such a problem arises? On this statement we entirely support what he said. What has happened is clearly a new development and, like all new developments in this area, it requires careful security on all sides, careful action by the police and the fullest possible co-operation between the police and the public. Of course, I join the right hon. Gentleman in condemning such attacks. He and I have both had experi- ence of condemning such attacks over, alas, far too long a period.