Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:42 pm on 26th June 1985.

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Photo of Mr John Hume Mr John Hume , Foyle 11:42 pm, 26th June 1985

Will the right hon. Gentleman explain to me and to many people in my constituency who are puzzled about this why house searches have beeen carried out by masked men in civilian clothes supported by members of the police force? Does the right hon. Gentleman support this practice? What is the reason for it?