§ 24. Mr. GRUNDY
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been 529 drawn to the fact that, at the usual monthly branch meeting of the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers, held at the Royal Picture Palace, Rotherham, on the 3rd August, two police officers were present at the instigation of their superior officer to take a report of the meeting, and whether, seeing this was a private meeting, he will call for a report on the matter?
§ Mr. SHORTT
From a report I have received from the Chief Constable it appears that two police officers attended this meeting owing to a misunderstanding as to the nature of the meeting. They withdrew as soon as objection was taken to their presence, and it does not seem to me necessary to attach any significance to the incident.