HC Deb 23 January 1918 vol 101 c1005W

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the resolution passed unanimously by the executive of the North Staffordshire Miners' Federation and, with one dissentient, by the North Staffordshire Trades and Labour Council protesting against the cancellation by the Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent of the letting of Victoria Hall, Hanley, for a meeting to be addressed by the Member for the constituency on Lord Lansdowne's letter; and, in view of the fact that this action w as taken on representations made by the chief constable, will he state whether representations were made by his Department?


I have received a copy of this resolution, but I have no authority in the matter to which it relates. The first I. heard of it was in a question put to me by the hon. Member in this House on the 12th December, and no action has been taken by my Department beyond obtaining information for the purpose of answering this question.