HC Deb 09 September 1886 vol 308 cc1740-1
MR. SYDNEY BUXTON (Tower Hamlets, Poplar)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he can see his way to any alteration in the summer clothing and helmets of the Metropolitan Police Force, so as to make that outfit more suitable than it is at present for warm weather?


The question of any alteration in the summer clothing of the Metropolitan Police has not been brought under my consideration; but I am informed that the Chief Commissioner is in favour of the present system of clothing, thinking that in our variable climate there is more danger from wet and cold than from excessive heat. However, any suggestion that the Police Authorities may have to make will receive my best attention.