HC Deb 20 July 1964 vol 699 cc26-7W
Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he sanctioned the statement by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police regarding a matter on which Parliamentary Questions were pending; and if he will require the Commissioner to refrain from making such statements in anticipation of Ministers' Answers to Parliamentary Questions.

Miss Pike

My right hon. Friend's approval was not required. I understand that the statement was issued the day before the Questions referred to appeared upon the Order Paper, and that the Commissioner of Police was not aware of the Questions when he issued the statement.