HC Deb 27 April 1910 vol 17 cc438-9

asked how many of the arrests resulted in conviction, and how many of the 169 cases of house-breaking and burglary in the City, and of the 3,423 cases within the Metropolitan police area were, respectively, cases of burglary, house-breaking, and shop or warehouse-breaking; how many in each class were accompanied with personal violence; and how many of those arrested were found in possession of firearms or other dangerous, implements?


Of the 3,423 cases in the Metropolitan police district, 1,739 were cases of housebreaking, 520 of burglary, and 1,164 of shopbreaking. All the 169 cases in the City of London were cases of shopbreaking. The number of convictions in the Metropolitan police district cannot yet be given, as the figures are not completed, but I am informed that in the City of London twenty-six of the thirty-five arrests resulted in conviction. I regret that I cannot give the other particulars desired by my hon. Friend, which would involve a long and troublesome search.


Are the police in the exercise of this dangerous duty entitled to get compensation if injured, as they are in Ireland?


The hon. Member must give notice of that question.