HC Deb 12 March 1896 vol 38 c764

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can state if constables on fixed point duty outside public-houses are expected to exercise supervision as regards the protection of property in the vicinity of their posts; and whether, in the event of the repeated destruction of property in the vicinity of such a post, some special protection can be afforded the owner of the injured property upon application at the nearest police station?


All constables on fixed point duty are instructed to render assistance in every case in which police duties and powers require them to act. In the event of destruction of property immediate attention would be paid to an application for protection on its being made at the nearest police station.