Police Dogs (Political and Trade Union Meetings)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th November 1960.

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Photo of Mr Frank Allaun Mr Frank Allaun , Salford East 12:00 am, 24th November 1960

Is the Minister aware that police dogs were sent to a printing works in London during the newspaper strike, to an anti-H-bomb demonstration in Whitehall, to a Stockport engineering factory during the recent apprentices dispute, and to a building trade union meeting near Manchester? While the Minister may reply that the provinces are outside his control, does he not think that he could find some way of dropping a hint to chief constables to the effect that he considers this a very provocative business?