HC Deb 03 May 1983 vol 42 c16W
Mr. Race

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will call for a report from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis on the actions of the police at the public inquiry into the A406 Falloden way-Finchley high road scheme.

Mr. Mayhew

We understand from the commissioner that up to 29 April, the inspector conducting the inquiry has had on 10 occasions to seek the assistance of the police when people attempting to disrupt the proceedings have refused to leave. Three of these people had to be removed, with the minimum of force; a further 12 were escorted out by the police. Senior police officers have met some of the objectors, to explain the role of the police at public inquiries and the relevant law.