HC Deb 28 January 1937 vol 319 cc1087-8W
Mr. Cape

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that police from other areas have been drafted to Harworth Colliery, where a strike is proceeding; and whether his Department was consulted before such action?

Sir J. Simon

The responsibility for maintaining order in Nottinghamshire rests on the chief constable, and he informs me that he has found it necessary to move certain of his force to Harworth from other parts of the county, but he has not had to borrow men from any other force. No previous consultation with my Department is called for in such circumstances, but they have of course been kept informed of the measures taken.