HC Deb 14 December 1908 vol 198 c1254
MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN (Worcestershire, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government will appoint a Commission or Committee to consider the difference of police procedure in different parts of the country in regard to the preservation of order in public meetings, and to report whether any general and uniform practice could be established throughout the country; and whether any fresh legislation is required to protect the right of public meeting and free speech.


I propose, as soon as I can, to appoint a small Departmental Committee to consider this subject.