DEFENCE OF THE REALM REGULATIONS.
Questions put to the Law Officers:-
- Whether they agree with the Opinion of the Lord Advocate.
- Whether in the event of a strike at Woolwich the police would be justified in requiring pickets to move away, and, if they refuse, in arresting them under Regulation 55.
- We agree with the Lord Advocate's Opinion.
- Yes. We consider that persons, while acting as pickets for the purpose of persuading munition workers not to work, may properly be arrested as persons whose behaviour is of such a nature as to give reasonable grounds for suspecting that they are acting, or about to act, in a manner prejudicial to the public safety and defence of the Realm; or as persons suspected of having committed an offence against the Regulations.