§ 32. Major MILNER
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what authority the police prevented a band playing outside Pentonville Prison as a protest against the continuance of capital punishment?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)
It is among the general duties of the police to prevent obstruction and to preserve order in the public streets. Their action would have been the same whether the demonstration had been in favour of or against capital punishment.