Members of Parliament and Executive Security Measures
 Public Law 537-549
13 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2018
Date Written: May 19, 2018
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
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