HC Deb 30 June 1921 vol 143 c2331

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?


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.


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?