HC Deb 17 September 1886 vol 309 c777
MR. H. CAMPBELL (Fermanagh, S.)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to a paragraph in The Times, stating that the Member for West Birmingham has made arrangements with the Chief of the Birmingham Police to be accompanied by a police inspector during a lengthened tour on the Continent; whether a local police rate can be so employed; and, whether he has any reason to believe that the Member for West Birmingham is in any danger of attack whilst visiting the Continent; and, if so, from where?


My attention was first called to the paragraph in The Times by the Question of the hon. Gentleman. The Birmingham police are in no way under my control; but I have made inquiries, and by the courtesy of the Chief Constable I have learnt that the statements of fact in the Question are not correct. As to the latter part of the Question, I decline, on public grounds, to give any answer.