HC Deb 10 May 1938 vol 335 c1418
54. Mr. Liddall

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that corporation vehicles were used in the Socialist May Day procession from Walthamstow to West Ham; who paid for the running of same; whether the drivers of the vehicles were paid overtime; and, if so, by whom?

Mr. Bernays

My right hon. Friend has no information on the matter, but, if any expenditure for the purposes mentioned is charged in accounts subject to district audit, it will be reviewed by the District Auditor.

Mr. Thorne

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that, so far as West Ham was concerned, the drivers volunteered to take out the vehicles on the Sunday; and will he inform the hon. Member for Lincoln (Mr. Liddall) about that? Does the hon. Gentleman know the object we had in view in going to Hyde Park?

Mr. Bernays

No, Sir; perhaps the hon. Member will inform me afterwards.

Mr. Liddall

Is my hon. Friend aware that the use of corporation vehicles for such a purpose as this has aroused the greatest indignation?

Mr. Gallacher

Was any indignation expressed at Lincoln?

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