HC Deb 31 March 1960 vol 620 c159W
55. Mr. Gordon Walker

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what inquiry has been instituted into the actions of the Metropolitan Police at Bow Street Police Station, that were said by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate on 23rd March last to require investigation.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Following some observations by the Chief Magistrate at Bow Street on 23rd March, an inquiry was made into the circumstances of the arrest of two persons at Bow Street Police Station on the previous night. The Commissioner of Police informs me that he has considered the report of the inquiry and that he does not find that any further action on his part is required.

Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the request made by the Magistrate of Bow Street County Court for an investigation into matters connected with the arrest of Mr. Martin Ennals and Mrs. Mavis Singleton during disturbances connected with the South Africa boycott campaign; and whether he will take the necessary action to initiate an independent and impartial inquiry.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer given today to a Question by the right, hon. Member for Smethwick (Mr. Gordon Walker). I do not think that an independent inquiry is called for.