§ Viscount WOLMER
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether he is aware that the twelve or thirteen hours during which he has stated that the police were on duty in the recent disturbance in Sidney Street involved a fast ranging from twelve to twenty-one hours, and whether he intends to make arrangements to cope with such emergencies; and (2) whether he is aware that a charge against his Department has been publicly made by the Rev. Lionel Lewis to the effect that the truth about the privations of the police during the recent disturbance in Sidney Street has been deliberately concealed; and whether he will take steps to refute that charge, either by personal inspection of evidence or by public inquiry?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I have nothing to add to the answers I gave the Noble Lord 1972 on the 20th instant with regard to this matter. There is not, of course, the slightest foundation for the suggestion that anything has been concealed.