§ Mr. BARNES
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the numerous robberies on board ships in London docks and to the alleged inefficient police protection there; and if so, whether he will take steps to reinforce the police and make inquiry into the alleged inefficiency and the causes thereof?
§ Mr. GLADSTONE
My attention has not been specially called to the number of robberies in the London docks, nor have I any reason to suppose the police arrangements there are inefficient. In any case, this is a matter for the Port of London authority, of whom I am making inquiry.