HC Deb 11 April 1938 vol 334 c748
33. Mr. Day

asked the Postmaster-General the number of detectives and police staff employed by the Post Office as at the last convenient date; and the number of occasions during the previous three years that the Metropolitan and /or provincial police authorities have been requested by them to assist in their inquiries?

The Postmaster - General (Major Tryon)

On 1st January, 1938, 33 serving members of the Metropolitan Police Force and 21 other officers, not police officers, were employed on detective duties in the Investigation Branch of the Post Office. This branch is constantly in touch with the metropolitan and provincial police authorities, but no record is available of the number of occasions on which their help has been sought.

Mr. Day

Is it contemplated increasing the staff?

Major Tryon

Only if it is found necessary.