HC Deb 08 February 1945 vol 407 cc2202-3
13. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Minister of Labour, if he will cause an inquiry, under an independent chairman at which evidence can be taken on oath, to be held concerning Mr. L. W. Langdale's allegations against the London Power Company, Limited, of which particulars have been sent to him.

Mr. Bevin

No, Sir.

Sir W. Smithers

Is it not inherent in British justice that a man in this position should be heard? The allegations are serious. Is the Minister not aware that my constituent is prepared to face a public inquiry, and would it not be in the interests of justice that these serious allegations should be either substantiated or withdrawn?

Mr. Bevin

That is another question.