§ 41. Sir W. DAVISON
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of highway robberies which have taken place in South Kensington during the last six months; in how many cases have the robbers been arrested and convictions obtained; and what steps are being taken to deal with this menace to the public safety in this part of London?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)
I am informed by the Commis- 1170 sioner of Police that during the six months ended the 31st January there was one case of robbery with violence and 31 cases of bag-snatching in the South Kensington district. There has been one arrest which was followed by a conviction. It would obviously be undesirable that I should indicate the arrangements made to deal with the situation, but I am informed that this type of crime has recently decreased considerably in the district in question.