HC Deb 05 August 1965 vol 717 cc388-9W
Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of arson against synagogues and other Jewish communal buildings have been reported to him; and whether, in view of two further cases in the metropolitan area, he will now call for reports from chief constables on violence and arson by Fascist organisations and their sympathisers.

Sir F. Soskice

I have received reports of 12 incidents that have occurred since 1st September, 1964, most of them in the Metropolitan Police District. I am kept fully informed by the Commissioner, and I am satisfied that the police are paying special attention to the prevention of these incidents and the detection of those responsible. I do not consider that there are any grounds for asking chief constables generally for special reports.