HC Deb 18 December 1888 vol 332 cc635-6
MR. HOZIER(for Mr. COCHRANE-BAILLIE)(St. Pancras, N.) (Lanarkshire, S.)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he has received a Petition from the inhabitants of Dartmouth Park Hill, asking for increased police protection, the necessity of which was shown on the occasion of a recently attempted burglary; and, if he can say whether such Petition will be granted?


Yes, Sir; and I am informed by the Commissioner of Police that there are two fixed points distant 620 and 690 yards respectively from Dartmouth Park Avenue, where the burglary was recently attempted, and the Commissioner cannot say that the neighbourhood, as compared with many other suburban localities, has insufficient protection. The Commissioner is not, at the present moment, in a position to establish an additional fixed point; but he will consider the needs of the locality whenever he has any additional men at his disposal.