HC Deb 13 April 1921 vol 140 cc1134-5W

asked the Home Secretary whether on 23rd February a drawing-room meeting was held at Burnaby Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, with the Vicar of St. Stephen's Church, Bournemouth, in the chair, to hear an address by Mr. R. C. Grey, an Irishman and a distinguished ex-civil servant, on conditions in Ireland; whether on the 28th February the house was visited by a detective, who made inquiries regarding the nature of the meeting, and visited the Vicar of St. Stephen's; and whether he will take steps to advise the police authorities against unnecessary inquiries of this kind?


The incident referred to has not previously been brought to my notice, and it does not appear from the statements in the question that the police did anything beyond asking for information. But if the hon. Member has any serious complaint to make I will have inquiry made in regard to it.