HC Deb 01 August 1963 vol 682 cc124-5W
47. Mr. Darling

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has considered the request made to him by the Sheffield Trades and Labour Council for an official inquiry into the Sheffield Police Force; what reply he has sent; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Brooke

The Sheffield Trades and Labour Council informed me in a letter dated 13th June that it wished to add its support to the demand for an official inquiry. Their letter was acknowledged. I have accepted notice of appeal under the Police (Appeals) Act from two ex-constables in the Sheffield Constabulary, and any question of a further inquiry must be deferred until these two appeals have been determined.