HC Deb 27 April 1932 vol 265 cc371-2

asked the Home Secretary the number of police boxes similar to the one in Mitcham Lane that are to be erected in the Metropolitan Police area; and what other developments for the more efficient use of the police are to be adopted in the London and Greater London area?


160 police boxes of this kind are already in use or in course of erection in the Metropolitan Police district, and 40 more will be added shortly. It is not possible at this stage to state what will be the total number to be brought into use as the police box system is extended to other parts of the district. The Commissioner of Police is making every effort towards the most efficient use of the force at his disposal, but for obvious reasons it would not be desirable to indicate his measures too closely.

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