§ MR. H. C. LEA (St. Pancras, E.)
To ask the Secretary for State for the Home Department whether any members of the present Government are having the privilege of special police being stationed outside the doors of their private residences; and, if so, will he specify the names of those Ministers enjoying this special privilege and state the reason why this privilege is conferred, and also the extra cost involved and who is defraying that cost.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) I am not aware what precise measures ate being taken. In any case in which any individual members of the public are liable to annoyance, the Commissioner of Police takes such steps as he considers to be required to prevent the annoyance and to maintain order. The matter is one of police administration with which I am not prepared to interfere. No extra cost is involved.