HC Deb 01 March 1928 vol 214 cc577-8
2. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in advising chief constables in the provinces of the increasing tendency towards rowdyism and that they should be ready to entertain applications from all parties convening either public or political meetings that police should be present inside as well as outside the place of assembly, any payment must be made by the organisations of the meetings for the services of the police inside such places of assembly?

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

If police are present at a meeting being satisfied that there is reason to apprehend disorder or a breach of the peace, there should, in my opinion, be no charge on the promoters.