§ 12. Mr. HOLFORD KNIGHT
asked the Home Secretary whether the police have made further inquiries as to the alleged gambling party at Sunderland House on 5th December; and whether action thereon is intended?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The whole matter is under consideration by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, and I regret that I am not in a position to make any statement at present as to possible further action.
§ Mr. KNIGHT
In view of the prolongation of the time since this incident occurred, will my right hon. Friend give an assurance that these proceedings will be instituted as soon as possible in order to avoid the appearance of any discrimination?
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
But should the right hon. Gentleman interfere with the rich in their joys? Are they not a different people, and should they not be allowed to do what they like?