HC Deb 03 July 1923 vol 166 cc266-8W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that a strong force of police was imported into Nantgarw, Glamorgan, on the 10th, 11th and 12th June, on the occasion of the decision of the miners of that district to cease work, and that the importation of police is regarded by the people of that town as being unwarranted and a reflection upon its inhabitants; whether this importation took place with the authority of his Department; and, if so, whether he will refrain from repeating this action, which is interpreted as an attempt to overawe the workers when acting in pursuance of legitimate trade union activity?


I am informed that the local superintendent, an inspector and four constables from neighbouring beats went to Nantgarw on the occasion in question so as to be available if required. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative, and the remainder does not therefore arise.