§ MR. P. STANHOPE (Wednesbury)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, By whom the announcement of the appointment of the new Commissioner of Police was communicated to some of the newspapers; and, whether it was forwarded to all the newspapers and News Agencies through the usual channel; and, if not, why an exception was made in this instance?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
The appointment of the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police was formally completed at a late hour on Tuesday evening, and was, I believe, generally known in the Lobby that night. I have no reason to suppose that any exception was made to the usual course in making the matter known to the Press.