§ Mr. THORNE
asked the Home Secretary what were the circumstances which necessitated mounted and foot police being used in connection with the eviction of nine persons from their homes at Battersea, on Thursday, 19th November, 1931?
§ Sir H. SAMUEL
Police were employed to prevent a breach of the peace and to preserve order when steps were taken to execute the magistrate's warrant. This course was necessary in view of threats having been made to resist the bailiff, which caused a considerable crowd to gather in the vicinity.