§ 43. Mr. Weitzman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police were engaged in attending the Mosley meeting held on Sunday, 7th May, at Ridley Road; and at what cost.
§ Mr. Ede
The total number of police officers of all ranks who were at any time engaged in connection with this meeting is 335. It is not at present possible to say whether any additional cost to the Metropolitan Police fund was involved, but if any additional expenditure is incurred it will not be large.
§ 44. Mr. Weitzman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what orders he has given to the police in regard to the by-law of the Council of the Metropolitan Borough of Hackney, confirmed by him and prohibiting the use in public places of wireless loudspeakers, etc., so loud and continuous as to cause a nuisance to occupants of premises in the neighbourhood, as the Fascist meetings recently held offend against it.
§ Mr. Ede
Any complaint made by an occupant of premises in the neighbourhood would be brought to the notice of168W the operator of a loudspeaker and his attention drawn to the by-law. In the event of his refusing to abate the nuisance, the fact would be reported to the Commissioner's Office so that the question of proceedings might be considered.