§ Mr. SITCH
asked the Home Secretary whether, following upon the lock-out of engineers, 40 members of the staff of 1167W Messrs. Peel, Connor's telephone works, Coventry, were sworn in as special constables; whether this enrolment of special constables was done at his request or with his approval; and, if so, can he state the reason?
§ Sir J. BAIRD
My right hon. Friend has no information on this matter, which rests entirely with the local police authorities.