HC Deb 13 November 1930 vol 244 c1839

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the complaints that have been made by residents in suburban districts in the Metropolitan Police area as to the absence of adequate police protection, he proposes to increase the strength of the force?


The Commissioner of Police has under review the policing of the Metropolitan Police district as a whole. It has already been found possible, by redistribution measures, to augment the police in many outer districts, and I think it is clear that further augmentations will be possible as the Commissioner's measures progress. The extension of the police box system will also add considerably to the effectiveness of the police supervision. I am not yet in a position to say whether any, and if so what, augmentation of the establishment of the force will be required.