HC Deb 01 May 1969 vol 782 cc1607-8
36. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has considered the communication dated 28th April from the hon. Member for West Ham, North, about a woman who asked the Metropolitan Police for police protection which was refused on the grounds of lack of police; and whether he will investigate these matters and report his conclusions.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

The Commissioner of Police tells me that he can find no support for the allegation that police protection was sought, or refused, in the circumstances described in the newspaper report of an anonymous telephone call to which my hon. Friend has directed my attention.

Mr. Lewis

Will the Minister see that John Gordon of the Sunday Express is so informed?

Mr. Morgan

There is no evidence to suggest that the anonymous telephone call made to the writer of the article in the Sunday Express on 27th April, 1969, has any connection whatever with the murder at Bethnal Green.