HC Deb 13 February 1969 vol 777 c1560
29. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further steps he is taking in view of the attack on South Africa House on 12th January to protect embassies and high commissions from violence.

Mr. Callaghan

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis is well aware of the duty under the Diplomatic Privileges Act, 1964, to protect foreign missions in this country and will take any action necessary for this purpose.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Does it follow from that Answer that the right hon. Gentleman can give an assurance that episodes similar to that mentioned in the Question will not be permitted in future?

Mr. Callaghan

Yes. I think that the right hon. Gentleman is aware of the previous Questions and Answers that have been given on this matter.