§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the resentment caused locally owing to the fact that many members of the extra police force drafted into the Westhoughton district are quartered in the Conservative club premises of the town; and whether he will take the necessary steps to see that they are housed in premises unconnected with any political party?560W
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
I am informed that these premises are the only premises in the township affording suitable sanitary and other accommodation, and that detachments of police were quartered there in 1893, 1910, 1912 and 1921. In an emergency the police often get accommodation in clubs of various shades of political opinion. No evidence of local resentment has come to the chief constable's notice, and, in the circumstances, the matter does not appear to call for any intervention on my part.