HC Deb 10 June 1912 vol 39 cc517-8

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the large and increasing number of petty robberies from automatic gas meters in working-class houses, he would place himself in communication with the gas companies with a view to arranging for the use of metal discs, or of devising some other scheme for putting a stop to these thefts?


This is a matter of importance, and has engaged my attention for some time. I am anxious to find a remedy for the various evils involved. I propose to request the gas companies to send representatives to confer with the Home Office on the subject.