§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by whose authority the Turin Street Board School was occupied as a temporary barrack by the police upon the occasion of the visit of the Chief Secretary for Ireland to Bethnal Green on the 30th ultimo?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
I am informed by the Commissioner of Police that the school buildings were not occupied by the police; but, the permission of the caretaker of the school having been first obtained, some police were placed in the yard so as to be out of sight and not to attract a crowd.
§ MR. PICKERSGILL
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that at the last meeting of the London School Board the statement was made by a responsible officer that authority had not been given?