§ 9. Mr. T. SMITH (for Mr. THORNE)
asked the Home Secretary whether he has received a report from the police superintendent for Doncaster in connection with the disturbance that took place at the Fascist meeting in Doncaster Market on Saturday night; whether any persons were arrested, and how many were injured; and if he has any information about the number of Fascists sent from Leeds, Huddersfield and other adjacent towns to take part in the meeting?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
Yes, Sir. I have obtained a report from the Chief Constable of Doncaster, who informs me that on Saturday night, the 16th instant, a large crowd assembled on the Market Square where speeches were being delivered by a Fascist, a Socialist, a tipster and a religious speaker. The, Fascist meeting in the square was attended by about 40 members of the British Union of Fascists, who are believed to have come from Harrogate, York, Leeds and Sheffield, by means of their own cars or cars lent to them by their friends. There was some disorder and one person was struck on the head by some instrument; he was removed to the local infirmary, where he was found to be suffering from concussion and shock. No arrests have been made.
§ Mr. MABANE
May I take it that the reply confirms the well-known fact that there are no Fascists in Huddersfield?
§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
And does it not also show that there are no local Fascists in Doncaster? They are all imported.