HC Deb 03 July 1924 vol 175 cc1477-8
8. Captain Viscount CURZON

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that in four county police forces and in 50 city and borough police forces white overall coats are worn, in most cases continuously, and in all cases after dark, by police employed on point duty; and, in these circumstances, will he reconsider his refusal to issue equipment with such overalls at the more inadequately lighted points in the Metropolitan Police Area, in view of the difficulty experienced by drivers of vehicles in certain cases in seeing the signals of the officers employed on point duty?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

I have nothing to add to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State to the Noble Lord on the 28th February last.

Viscount CURZON

Am I to understand from the right hon. Gentleman's answer that, in spite of the particulars given in the question, he refuses to make any experiment in this matter?


Is this to apply to the police force in Northern Ireland?


This matter has been decided according to the judgment of the Commissioner, and he thinks that the overalls are not suitable for London service.

Viscount CURZON

I beg to give notice that I will raise the matter on the Adjournment on the first opportunity.