HC Deb 08 May 1952 vol 500 cc58-9W
79. Mr. Baker White

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that on Thursday, 1st May two police officers were stationed in Montague Place, Bloomsbury, from 11 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. for the purpose of turning away motorists from their accustomed parking places in order that the site might be kept clear for a Communist meeting to be held at 7.0 p.m., and if he will instruct the Commissioner of Police to ensure that in future police officers are engaged upon more useful occupations.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

The parking place was temporarily closed to facilitate the task of the police in keeping order in the vicinity of the meeting and to prevent damage to the cars. A temporary alternative parking place was provided nearby.