HC Deb 17 February 1927 vol 202 cc1075-6
3. Brigadier - General BROOKE

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that, on the occasion of a battalion of the Guards leaving London for China, Communist agents distributed literature advising seamen and dockers to prevent the transportation of men, munitions, and war materials to China; and whether the police authorities are taking any action in the matter?


asked the Home Secretary whether any action has been taken by the police against persons who attempted to distribute Communist leaflets among the troops as they marched through London prior to embarkation for the Far East, and, if so, what?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)

In answer to this question and also to No. 5, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friends to the answer which I gave on the 15th instant to the hon. and gallant Members for Everton and for Clackmannan and Western.


Before taking any action on the subject will the right hon. Gentleman consult Mr. Sablin?


With, the hon. Member's permission, I will circulate the reply in tabular form in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:


I hardly think it should be necessary.