HC Deb 28 July 1960 vol 627 cc196-7W
112. Mr. Driberg

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ensure that the Metropolitan Police will provide adequate protection from assault and insult for distinguished visitors from Commonwealth and other countries against whom it is known in advance that persons intend to mount offensive demonstrations for racial reasons.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Responsibility in this matter rests with the Commissioner of Police, and I am satisfied that the police take all practicable steps to provide protection in the circumstances to which the hon. Member refers.