§ Mr. Parker
asked the Home Secretary on what grounds the Commissioner of Police has refused the borough council of Dagenham the right to hold a flag day in aid of the welfare schemes for the evacuees of that area, in view particularly of the fact that the Ministry of Health have put a large part of the responsibility for the welfare of these people in the hands for the local authorities?
§ Sir J. Anderson
As the hon. Member knows, the applications for leave to hold flag days in the Metropolitan district are so numerous that it has been found necessary to adopt certain general principles for the purpose of limiting their number. The Commissioner of Police, after consulting the Advisory Committee, felt it difficult to bring this case within those general principles: but I am informed that the Commissioner now has under consideration certain further representations which the Dagenham Borough Council has made to him.