HC Deb 26 October 1909 vol 12 cc981-2

Order for second reading read.

Motion made and Question proposed. "That the Bill be now read a Second time."


This is a Bill desired by all the Members for the City of Liverpool. There were some disturbances there recently, and the Watch Committee asked to have an enquiry. The Home Secretary is willing to grant an enquiry, the Watch Committee is willing to bear the cost if the evidence is given on oath, and that is provided for by the Bill. It is exactly on the lines of the Commission to enquire into the conduct of the Metropolitan Police three or four years ago.


I hope my hon. Friend will not raise any difficulties in the way of the Bill being advanced, as all parties are anxious that the enquiry should be held, and that the powers of the Commissioners should be as simple as possible.

Resolved, "That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House for to-morrow."—[Sir Samuel Evans.]