§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date he received the communication from the hon. Member for West Ham, North, about the actions taken by the police in connection with the raid at Mrs. Skekel's home in Romford Road, Forest Gate; and why there has been delay in replying to this communication.
§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
My hon. Friend's first letter was received on 6th December. The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis arranged for a full investigation of the complaints it contained and my right hon. Friend received his report on 16th January. A reply was sent to my hon. Friend on 22nd January. I do not accept that there was delay in dealing with the case.