HC Deb 11 April 1918 vol 104 cc1620-1
27. Mr. LYNCH

asked the Home Secretary whether it is illegal to advocate the introduction by constitutional means of republican principles into this country; and, if not, whether he will refrain from the practice of sending police spies to republican meetings with instructions to prepare unverified dossiers against re publican advocates?


It is no part of my duty to express an opinion upon the legal question raised by the hon. Member. As regards the latter part of the question, I refer him to the reply which I gave him on the 8th of November last. There is no foundation for the suggestions made by the hon. Member as to the attendance of police officers at public meetings.


If it is not part of the duty of the right hon. Gentleman to express an opinion, will he take this into account, that the safety of this realm has been imperilled by the desire to uphold a dynasty?

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