§ Mr. Lubbock
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what inquiries he has made as to why the tribunal appointed by him to hear the appeals of Police Constables Bourner and MacLennan under the Police (Appeals) Acts, 1927 and 1943 did not require the attendance as a witness of Mr. Stratta, who is referred to in its report as one of the only two persons who could speak from personal knowledge as to the truth or falsehood of the charge; and what steps he takes to ensure that persons appointed to hear such appeals are aware of their powers under Section 3 of the Police (Appeals) Act, 1927.
§ Mr. Brooke
The answer to both parts of the Question is, "None". Persons appointed to hear appeals under the Police (Appeals) Act, 1927, are well aware of the power conferred by Section 3 of the Act.