§ 49. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Home Secretary the number of the Metropolitan police force who were employed during the Epsom Derby race week and the Ascot race week; who paid the charge for the men so employed; if any part of the charge for attending these race meetings falls on the Metropolitan police fund; and, if so, how much?
§ Mr. SHORTT
The number of Metropolitan police employed on the course at Epsom was 855, and at Ascot 524. All these were paid for. A large number of Metropolitan police were, of course, employed on the roads in the ordinary police duties of regulating traffic. I cannot give the exact number. Their cost falls, like that of other police employed elsewhere in similar duties, on the Metropolitan Police Fund.
§ Mr. BOTTOMLEY
How do these numbers compare with the numbers of police set apart for the protection of people engaged in a much more mischievous function last Saturday at the League of Nations demonstration at Hyde Park?