HC Deb 30 March 1914 vol 60 cc859-60W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, having regard to the continued reiteration by ex-Inspector Syme in his speeches and in his published pamphlet of his charges against the Commissioner of Police, and the wide circulation given to them, he still adheres to the decision which he expressed last August, that it is not desirable that proceedings should be instituted against Syme for libel, for slander, or for both?


I think the position is altered by the wider publicity which, during the last six months, has been given to the charges, and I have asked that the question of instituting criminal proceedings for libel should be considered by the proper authorities.