HC Deb 07 March 1938 vol 332 cc1537-8
86. Mr. Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can give any information in connection with the Mayfair flat raid on Friday, 25th February how many men and women were arrested; and what they were charged with?

The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)

The police entered a flat in Mayfair on 25th February last in pursuance of a warrant issued at Bow Street Police Court for the arrest of the keeper of an alleged disorderly house. Eight persons have been charged, one with keeping a disorderly house and the rest with aiding and abetting. As the case is before the court, it would not be proper for me to give any further details.

Mr. Thorne

Will the hon. Gentleman make inquiries between now and when the case comes on again as to the owner of the flats in question, what rents are charged, and how the flats are furnished?