§ MR. H. L. W. LAWSON (St. Pancras, W.)
I wish to ask the Home Secretary whether it is true that the new Chief Commissioner of Police has forbidden the Metropolitan Police to hold meetings of any kind for the discussion of their grievances?
§ MR. MATTHEWS
The only prohibition of which I have heard is the prohibition of a meeting at Bow Street in special circumstances. The Commissioner of Police has prohibited that meeting, but he has-informed the men that their wishes and desires can be communicated in the regular way to the Government.