Members of Parliament and Executive Security Measures

[1983] Public Law 537-549

13 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2018

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Clive Walker

University of Leeds - Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS)

Date Written: May 19, 2018

Abstract

ONE of the most notable results of the General Election in June 1983, the triumph of Gerry Adams, Provisional Sinn Fein candidate for Belfast West, also produced one of the more interesting legal issues resulting from the campaign. The essence of the problem was that Adams, together with two other leading figures in his party, had been excluded from Great Britain (and, therefore, access to the Houses of Parliament) in December 1982 under section 4 of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1976. This paper explores that issue.

Keywords: Terrorism, election, exclusion

JEL Classification: K10, K14, K33, K19, K30, K33, K42, N40

Suggested Citation

Walker, Clive, Members of Parliament and Executive Security Measures (May 19, 2018). [1983] Public Law 537-549. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3181267

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