§ MR. COHEN (Islington, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department why, in view of the fact that chief constables in the provinces have found that the connection of police stations with the telephone system has led to many arrests of persons who otherwise would have escaped justice, the same plan is not adopted in London?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
The police stations in the Metropolitan District— numbering 182—are connected by an efficient system of telegraphic communication which is entirely under police control, and which meets police requirements. It has not been considered necessary or desirable to substitute any other arrangement.