HC Deb 09 July 1964 vol 698 cc614-5
39. Mr. F. M. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many disturbances requiring police action have occurred within a one-mile radius of the Palace of Westminster within the last month.

Mr. Woodhouse

Three. Sir.

Mr. Bennett

Could my hon. Friend give any details of those three instances and with particular reference to the one we discussed earlier this afternoon, as the Opposition is particularly unhappy in view of the Gallup Poll today, I do not propose to tease them any more this afternoon?

Mr. Woodhouse

The three instances in question were: one on Sunday, 14th June, following a meeting in Trafalgar Square by the Anti-Apartheid Movement and others; secondly on Sunday morning, 21st June, when a crowd of youths assembled at a refreshment room on Waterloo Station and a dispute arose and arrests were made; and thirdly, on Wednesday, 24th June, to which reference has already been made.