HC Deb 15 July 1936 vol 314 cc2065-6W

asked the Home Secretary whether he will call for reports from the police authorities of all counties and boroughs as to the number of cases since 1918 in which they have exercised their powers to prohibit at their discretion processions, meetings and demonstrations whenever such gatherings are likely to lead to a serious breach of the peace?


I do not think that I should be justified, having regard to the expenditure of time and money that would be involved, in calling for reports of this extensive character from the 180 separate police forces of the country.