HC Deb 13 March 1924 vol 170 cc2526-7
27. Mr. BAKER

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider the abolition of the special branch of the Criminal Investigation Department as a separate organisation, and transfer the staff to the central branch?


The division of the detective department of the Metropolitan Police into two branches is an arrangement of many years' standing, and I know of no recent occurrence pointing to any need for reviewing it. Both branches are now responsible to the same Assistant Commissioner.