§ 61. Mr. J. HALL
asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider the advisability of arranging for increased police supervision when Fascist public meetings are held in the streets of Stepney, such meetings being of a provocative character, there being evidence of a deliberate attempt to create racial strife by raising the anti-Jewish question in a manner calculated to provoke violence and bloodshed?
§ Sir PERCY HARRIS
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that these incitements to violence against the Jews are not by any means confined to Stepney but are going on all through the East End of London, and that they are most offensive and provocative? Will he inquire into them personally?
§ Mr. LANSBURY
Will the hon. Gentleman tell his chief that it is a fact that this sort of thing is increasing in East London? Is he aware that if a tithe of the energy which was forthcoming in dealing with Communists a few years ago were applied by the Department to preventing these insulting statements, and sometimes assaults, an end would be put to the present state of affairs? I want him to convey to his right hon. Friend that the present state of affairs is increasing all over East London.
§ Mr. LLOYD
Certainly, I will convey to my right hon. Friend what the right hon. Gentleman has said, but I would also remind him that in the last few months my right hon. Friend has shown that he takes a personal interest in this matter, and I am certain that in the light of the additional information which lion. Members have put forward he will give further attention to it.