§ 70. Sir C. Osborne
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in view of the recent official announcement that crime has increased in Birmingham by 24 per cent. over the last year, and the fact that coloured immigration is more concentrated in Birmingham than anywhere else, if he will have an investigation made to see if there is any connection between these two facts; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
No. It is the view of the Chief Constable of Birmingham that in general the coloured population of the city are no less law-abiding than the other inhabitants. I have been in touch with the hon. Members representing the city on this and other aspects.