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 Emlyn Hooson Mr Emlyn Hooson , Montgomery 12:00 am, 18th January 1979

Is the Home Secretary aware that Liberal Members appreciate the additional burden that is placed upon him and the police at this juncture when we have a number of industrial disputes taking place at the same time? We echo entirely his sentiments about the importance of public and police vigilance, but three bombs were planted without anyone being aware of them. Is it not necessary to use the media to draw attention to the sort and size of bombs that were planted and what the public should look out for? We are used to a peaceful regime in this country and, since we are not facing the same circumstances in Northern Ireland, it is sometimes difficult for people fully to appreciate what we need to look out for.