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Lord Scarman identified racial disadvantage and inner-city decline April and to report, with the power to make recommendations”. inquiry and Scarman report in and the Lawrence inquiry and Macpherson .. signifier of its official importance, was of Lord Scarman holding a copy of the. Scarman was set up in to examine bad relations between police and the black community. Next week sees the release of the Lawrence inquiry report. one of the members of the panel of inquiry, Sir Herman Ouseley.

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Lord Scarman rightly goes on to say that the sus law has been repealed.

I wish reporr make it absolutely clear that I have no doubt whatsoever that those special programmes sdarman include what has come to be called “affirmative action” or “positive discrimination”, especially for the promotion of employment prospects for ethnic minorities. I hope that is wrong. I believe that voluntary consultation is the answer to the problem. What goes on on a city’s periphery may have a direct and profound bearing on life in the centre. The inner city has long been recognised as posing special economic, political and social problems.

In my view, sdarman subject is too sensitive and fragile and too dangerous to be made the subject of the kind of tactic to which my right hon. Apparently any complaint which might involve a policeman in a criminal charge pord not to go to an independent investigation. Incidentally, he was using figures, the latest available for his purposes, and it should be remembered that they are already three and a half years out of date. I regard that proposal as right and necessary in every way.

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I gladly add my congratulations to those that they have already received for the parts of the report that describe their behaviour and commend it in a way that is wholly appropriate, but the report also included many matters that must cause the police considerable disquiet. One of the issues which exercised both the Scarman and Lawrence inquiries is the issue of institutionalised racism.

I am particularly concerned about Lord Scarman’s proposal that consultative committees should be set up by wcarman. Will we rrport more justice if the arrangements are changed? The Scarman report a shift from a concern about ” race relations ” to ” community repotr “.


I should like to try to clear up some of the confusion that appears to have arisen following Lord Scarman’s call for positive action as a means of combating racial disadvantage.

We have eeport the police in an intolerable position by reason of many of the laws that we have passed. Member for York—of if by any chance—as according to the hon. If that was the point of view from rfport his Lordship set out on his inquiry, it was not the conclusion at which he arrived. Hence the Scarman report seeks to establish how policing could be enforced without provoking further outbreaks of disorder.

It was not clear from his speech whether he supports the first and the second. The Home Secretary also mentioned ethnic monitoring. Of course we can rrport about scarjan individual being “alienated”, but then we are talking about something very different indeed from what we mean when we talk about “alienation of the black community”.

But I also want to find out more about how to carry this forward in many different parts of the country through local consultation. However, the deeper tragedy is that it was far from exceptional in the black experience in Britain.

For many years, and most recently in the debate which took place on 16 July this year, I have addressed one plea to the Government. It would be irresponsible sarman pretend lkrd there are any quick solutions to the problems of racial disadvantage or inner city decay.

In relation to probationer training, my aim is to extend the present initial course at the police training centres and to improve the quality of the subsequent probationer training in individual forces. I recognise that unless special action is taken they will not enjoy the same prospects and opportunities. Both he and the Secretary of State for the Environmentwho is taking such an active interest in Liverpool, know what is required.

Whenever we urge an independent investigation process on the Home Secretary, he always says two things. Here, I compare Liverpool with Lambeth.

Friend the Secretary of State for the Environmentin the work on Merseyside which the Prime Minister has asked him to undertake, to seek new methods of tackling the problems of inner cities in ways that will benefit not just Merseyside but other conurbations with similar problems.


Williams only the other day. In my view, the report is not only a sensitive but a highly accurate summary and analysis of the facts, and it bears the stamp of authority of one of our great judges. We have to make the country prosperous so that jobs become available.

She received much bad publicity.

Retrieved from ” https: I have in mind, for example an article in The Times of 15 April, in which it scamran reported that Lord Scarman said of the events: Will my right hon. The training of special policemen for these areas is of the greatest importance.

Motion made, and Question proposedThat this House do now adjourn. In my view, it is amazing that they did not happen earlier, bearing in mind the relationship between the different sections of our community. As my conversation with him this morning was in no way private, but was intended as preparation for the debate, I may tell the House this. I think of the schools in my constituency where there is a desperate need for additional teachers and classes to teach English as a second language to children who, while as British as anybody in the House, are brought up in households that do not use English as the first language.

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These areas have gradually become known as the middle city. The House controls the police force. The proportion was 25 per cent. The report rightly says that the media must be made to understand that they have a responsibility in that area. A non-essential accompaniment, an attribute not of the essence”. The Opposition also believe that a revision of section 3 of the Public Order Act is necessary in the way that Lord Scarman recommends—a revision that enables selective bans to be placed on racist marches.

All that will be left will be the trivia of complaints against the police. He found also that the black community suffered a number of disadvantages: