26. Mr. VYVYAN ADAMS
asked the Home Secretary whether any and, if so, what action is now contemplated by the Government in regard to the wearing of political uniforms?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The Government have been giving careful consideration to the question whether it is necessary, in the public interests, to propose legislation for the purpose of dealing with certain undesirable new developments on the part of political organisations and, should the occasion arise, they will not hesitate to submit to Parliament such proposals as they deem necessary for the purpose of dealing with any activities, which constitute a threat to public order or security, by strengthening the law relating to the preservation of public order. Developments are being closely watched.
§ Mr. PETHERICK
Is the Home Secretary aware that, if the suggestion contained in the question were carried out, it would merely have the effect of advertising a faction?
§ Mr. BERNAYS
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind the example of foreign countries where political uniforms have been suppressed without any evil repercussions?