HC Deb 23 November 1967 vol 754 c407W
Mr. St. John-Stevas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will take action to stamp out the protection racketeers whose activities have led to the blowing up of the restaurant at the Economist and other catering establishments in the St. James area.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

The Commissioner of Police informs me that his investigations disclose nothing to suggest any connection between the explosion and fire at the Economist Building and a protection racket; and that the other two fires in the St. James's area this year appear to have been started accidentally.