§ 39. Mr. HARRIS
asked the Home Secretary whether extra police are employed in the Metropolitan area to regulate cinema queues; and, if so, who defrays the cost?
§ Mr. CLYNES
If police are specially employed for the purpose the cost is borne by the proprietors concerned, but if police have to intervene to prevent obstruction, in the course of their ordinary duties, no charge is made.
§ Mr. HARRIS
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that near certain centres every Sunday evening a very large number of police are so employed, and is it not reasonable that the cinema proprietors should be made responsible for the extra cost?
§ Mr. BECKETT
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that as many as three policemen and a sergeant are to be found helping to put cars into queues at the 586 side of the road and that afterwards they walk round and summon people for leaving their cars.