HC Deb 12 July 1962 vol 662 c166W
68 and 69. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether he will state the number of policemen and police officers on duty at Club Row, Petticoat Lane, on Sunday, 8th July, to prevent possible disorders arising from the meeting held there by the British Union of Fascists;

(2) what reports he has received from the Metropolitan police regarding the disturbances that occurred in Club Row, near Petticoat Lane, on Sunday, 8th July, as a result of the British Union of Fascists holding a meeting there.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I am informed by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that two Fascist organisations, neither of which is known as the British Union of Fascists, held meetings in the Club Row area on 8th July, but that there was no disorder at either meeting. In all, 38 constables and seven other police officers were present at the two meetings.