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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 26th January 1987.

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Photo of Hon. Douglas Hurd Hon. Douglas Hurd , Witney 3:30 pm, 26th January 1987

I am glad that the right hon. Gentleman is urging me to use the powers that he so strongly opposed in the Public Order Act 1986. He will be glad to hear that preparations for introducing those powers are well advanced and I hope that they will be introduced within the next few weeks.