§ 81. Mr. Simmons
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what report he has received from the Chief Constable of Birmingham on his check on known Communists and suspected Communist sympathisers, and how far such checks are a recent development in Government policy.
§ Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe
I have made inquiries of the Chief Constable of Birmingham and am informed by him that no instructions have been given to the city police force suggesting in any way that members of the public should be questioned about their politics. The second part of the Question does not, therefore, arise.