§ SIR ALGERNON BORTHWICK (Kensington, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any steps have been taken for the protection of the inhabitants of Cornwall Gardens, South Kensington, where many burglaries have recently taken place?
§ MR. ASQUITH
I am informed by the police that there have recently been two cases of larceny by entering an attic window left open, access to which was obtained through an unoccupied house adjoining. The second of these offences was committed on the 26th of last mouth, and since then special measures have been taken to prevent crimes of this kind. The police are not aware of any other cases of the kind, and I may point out that for the prevention of this class of crime the police are specially dependent on the vigilance and care exercised by householders themselves.