HC Deb 09 December 1920 vol 135 cc2471-2W

asked the Home Secretary if the Government propose to take any steps to assist owners of house property to recover possession of premises forcibly seized by unauthorised intruders; and whether the assistance of the police can be invoked in such cases?


I do not, as at present advised, see my way to propose any ex- tension of the power which the law gives to the owner to eject intruders. The duty of the police is to maintain order and to protect the owner in the exercise of his rights.