§ 16. Sir CLEMENT KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that many householders at the West End of London have failed to provide dark blinds for the top-story windows of their houses; and will he give such instructions to the police as will ensure the letter of the law being observed in this respect?
The police endeavour to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Lighting Order both in the spirit and the letter. The provision of dark blinds is not compulsory if the lights are adequately screened.
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the question of checking the light at the source? Is he not aware this is a very important matter, and probably this would assist very much to attain the end I desire to attain?
Yes, it is a matter of much importance. I have written to the hon. Member suggesting that he should place himself in direct communication with the authorities in Scotland Yard.