§ MR. CAINE (Barrow-in-Furness)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he will lay upon the Table the Correspondence between the Home Office, the Police Authorities, and the hon. Member for Barrow-in-Furness (Mr. Caine) with regard to the references to the police on Clapham Common, in his speech in this House on July 5, 1887; and also the Reports of 173 the inquiry into the subject conducted by the Assistant Commissioner, Mr. Munro?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
I should have been happy to comply with the request of the hon. Member but for this reason—namely, that in the course of the inquiry instituted by the Commissioners of Police private persons were interviewed and information of a confidential character was given by them which I should not be justified in disclosing. I shall, however, be very glad to show all the Papers to the hon. Member himself.