HC Deb 15 March 1923 vol 161 c1780
83. Mr. LEACH

asked the Home Secretary if he will introduce legislation giving the London County Council powers to set up a watch committee for the control of the Metropolitan Police Force?


No, Sir; I do not propose to introduce legislation in the sense suggested. Apart from other considerations, I may point out that the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Police Force includes not only the County of London, but also Middlesex and parts of Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and Surrey.


Would not the setting up of a watch committee by the London County Cotulcil enable the authorities to make a more efficient investigation into some of the charges recently brought against that force?