HC Deb 12 June 1947 vol 438 c1328
43. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the increasing number and variety of officials who have been given rights by the Government to demand entrance to the homes of the people throughout the country, he will give an assurance that no system of inspection under which psychologists visit delinquent families in their homes will be permitted.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Ede)

I have no knowledge that any such system of inspection is contemplated.

Mr. De la Bère

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the British public is very long suffering? That must not lull the Government into believing that they can interfere more and more with the daily life of the nation. Our people merely want to lead their own lives in their own way — [HON. MEMBERS: "Speech."] Never mind about "Speech." What about an answer?

Mr. Ede

I told the hon. Member that no such appointments are contemplated.

Mr. Dc la Bère

Can I have a definite assurance?