§ 69. Mr. BILLING
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the disaffection at present existing in the Metropolitan Police Force as a result of the friction arising from the members being unable to obtain representation of their grievances; and if, under these circumstances, he will recommend the appointment of a Parliamentary Commission, with power to summon witnesses, to inquire into and report upon this disaffection; and, in that event, if he will make a public announcement that any police officer or any other public servant giving evidence before the Commission shall not be penalised for so doing?
§ Sir G. CAVE
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The other questions, therefore, do not arise.
§ Mr. BILLING
Has the right hon. Gentleman satisfied himself that no friction exists in the Metropolitan police?