Scarman Inquiry into Red Lion Square Disorders: Minutes, Evidence and Papers
|Title:||Scarman Inquiry into Red Lion Square Disorders: Minutes, Evidence and Papers|
Minutes of proceedings of the preliminary hearing and public hearings of the Inquiry, together with police, press and private photographs, maps and plans, submissions, miscellaneous documents used as exhibits during the investigation, and Sir Leslie Scarman's personal notebooks kept during the inquiry.
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Scarman Inquiry into Red Lion Square Disorders, 1974-1975
|Physical description:||81 files and photographs|
|Access conditions:||Open unless otherwise stated|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
On 28 June 1974 the Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Scarman was appointed by the Home Secretary to "review the events and actions which led to disorder in Red Lion Square, London, on 15 June, and to consider whether any lessons may be learned for the better maintenance of public order when demonstrations take place".
Twenty-three days were spent on the investigation, held at Church House, Westminster, and four days on the consideration of representations in writing at the Law Courts, Strand. The Report (Cmnd. 5919, piece 66) was presented to Parliament in February 1975.
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