HC Deb 21 November 1947 vol 444 c228W
Mr. Pritt

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that at a Fascist meeting held at Rushcroft Road, Brixton, on 17th October, a police officer took the name and address of a spectator and gave them to the chairman of the meeting without having any suspicion or ground for belief that the spectator had committed any offence against the Public Order Act; and what steps he will take to see that his own declared policy in this matter will be observed.

Mr. Ede

I have made inquiries and am informed that the police officer who took the name and address of the man referred to did suspect him of having committed an offence against the Public Meeting Act, 1908. I am satisfied that the Metropolitan Police have been properly instructed as to the law in this matter.