HC Deb 15 March 1923 vol 161 cc1808-9W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War why the General Officer Commanding the British troops in the occupied zone forbade the holding in that city of the International Working-Class Conference summoned for 17th March by the shop stewards of the Ruhr?

Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS:

I have no special information as to the incident alleged, but I do not doubt that the General Officer Commanding, who has power in such matters, exercises it with due discretion and propriety for the avoidance of disorder.