HC Deb 28 May 1903 vol 123 cc121-2

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state what robberies and burglaries have been reported by the police as having taken place in Eaton Square and Chester Square since the 1st January, 1902; and whether, seeing that within a recent period sixteen robberies of a burglarious character were made in the neighbourhood of Dollis Hill, Willesden, he will state what steps he proposes to take.


Since 1st January, 1902, there has been one burglary and two housebreakings in Eaton Square and Chester Square, and in two of these cases arrests were made. There have been no recent cases of burglary at Dollis Hill, but no doubt the hon. Member's figure is right if he includes not only cases of housebreaking but also minor cases of larceny from outhouses within an area of four square miles. The Commissioner of Police has constantly under his consideration the needs of the various districts of the Metropolis, and augments the police from time to time as necessity arises.