HC Deb 26 February 1936 vol 309 cc457-8
70. Mr. DAY

asked the Home Secretary the total daily average number of police officers detailed for duty in Hyde Park during the months of May to October, 1935, inclusive; whether their duty includes the enforcement of the park regulations; how many persons were apprehended by the police during that period; how many convictions were obtained; and whether he is considering recommending the better lighting of Hyde Park?


The average number of police on duty during this period was 57 of all ranks, including six policewomen. Their duties include the enforcement of the park regulations. They made 668 arrests, resulting in 643 convictions. The question of lighting the park is, I understand, receiving the consideration of my right hon. Friend the First Commissioner.


Are all the police on duty there in uniform, or are some of them in private clothes?