HC Deb 28 May 1936 vol 312 cc2170-1
19. Mr. LESLIE

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the recent raid by a body of Fascists upon the rooms of the Social Credit Party at Liverpool, and the attack upon three young lads, two of whom had to be removed to hospital by the police, and in view of other recent acts of violence by Fascists, he will give consideration to the suppression of the Fascists organisation and prevent their attempt to usurp the powers of civil authority and to introduce methods of terrorism?


As the hon. Member is no doubt aware, the Liverpool police have taken energetic measures to trace those responsible for this alleged assault, and four persons have been committed for trial at Liverpool Assizes to be held on 9th June.


Is the Minister aware that the leader of this group, this would-be dictator, perambulates the country with a gang of bruisers, and at public meetings persons who put perfectly orderly questions are subjected to maltreatment, which often results in the effusion of blood?


As regards the subject matter of the hon. Member's question on the Paper, I think the fact that four persons have been committed for trial and will be tried at the Assizes probably justifies us in waiting to see what is the result.