HC Deb 03 June 1881 vol 262 c7

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether Metropolitan Policemen are employed at certain Railway Stations on the Derby Day; whether these men are withdrawn for that purpose from their ordinary duties in preservation of the peace of London; whether the regular force on street duty is thereby lessened; and, whether the policemen employed at Railway Stations on Derby Day are paid by the Railway Company?


, in reply, said, that it was the duty of policemen to be at places where crowds were collected. The police assisted the officials at the railway stations in keeping order at the stations on the Derby day. Their services were paid for by the Railway Companies. The reserve from which the officers were detailed for duty was strengthened on these occasions by the suspension of leave.