HC Deb 08 November 1973 vol 863 cc213-4W
Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from the Camden Committee for Community Relations regarding police raids on Asian homes in the Whitfield Street area on the morning of 11th October; and what reply he has sent.

Mr. R. Carr

I have received a letter from the chairman protesting against the police action. The chairman has been informed in reply that the police acted on information relating specifically to the premises searched; that as a result of these and other searches in London on the same day five persons were detained as illegal entrants; that I regret the incovenience caused to other people in the course of the searches; but that I do not regard what occurred as justifying his general criticisms of the Home Office and the police. My policy and the duties of the police have been explained to him in the same way as I have previously explained them to the House.

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