HC Deb 02 March 1944 vol 397 c1560
26. Mr. Kirby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has considered a letter from the Liverpool Council of Social Service, dated 23rd February, 1944, concerning his withdrawal of the certificate of efficiency from the Liverpool and Area Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society; what is the nature of his reply; and will he meet a deputation of Members of Parliament from the Liverpool area to discuss the present unsatisfactory situation in relation to this matter owing to there having been no adequate inquiry before the withdrawal of the certificate and the setting up of another similar body.

Mr. H. Morrison

As to the circumstances in which the certificate of efficiency of this society was withdrawn I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given on 24th February last to the hon. Member for Rugby (Mr. William Brown). Having regard to the history of this society during the past two years, I cannot accept the suggestion that there was no adequate inquiry before the withdrawal of the certificate. I am, of course, willing to meet any Member of Parliament who wishes to make verbal representations to me, but the position was carefully considered before my decision was taken and it would not be right for me to encourage expectation of a reversal of that decision.

Mr. Kirby

While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for his reply, may I say that I am not satisfied, and beg to give notice that I shall raise the matter on the Adjournment?