HC Deb 22 October 1953 vol 518 cc280-1W
66. Mr. Mikardo

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that on 15th June, 1953, Police Constable C 213 was stationed outside the United States Embassy taking the names and addresses of British subjects entering the Embassy; for what purpose this was being done; and to whom the names and addresses were transmitted.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes." The answer to the second part is that the police were taking steps to satisfy themselves that certain deputations were included among those which, from information supplied by the United States Embassy, they knew the Embassy had agreed to see. The answer to the third part is that any information given to the police was treated as confidential and was not disclosed outside the police service.