§ Mr. SAKLATVALA
asked the Home Secretary whether the action taken by the Chief Constable of Glamorgan in banning all Communist party meetings in the county from 2nd November for the 1704W remainder of the period of emergency was taken with his knowledge and approval; and, if so, what is the reason of this differentiation against the speakers of one political party?
§ Captain HACKING
The action of the Chief Constable was taken under an authority given by the Home Secretary, in pursuance of No. 22 of the Emergency Regulations. If the Chief Constable considered that meetings arranged by the Communist party were likely to give rise to the conditions contemplated by the Regulation, my right hon. Friend is not disposed to disagree with him.