HC Deb 03 March 1938 vol 332 c1271
37. Mr. Day

asked the Home Secretary particulars of the number of Metropolitan officers who have been actively engaged during the previous weeks on inquiries into the murder of Captain Butt; and upon which authority will fall the cost for the use of the police officers so engaged?

Sir S. Hoare

Chief Constables of the county and borough police forces are entitled to enlist the aid of Scotland Yard detectives in the investigation of serious alleged crimes. One chief inspector of the Criminal Investigation Department and one sergeant of the Metropolitan Police Force have been engaged in assisting the Gloucestershire Constabulary in the case referred to, and the cost of their services will be borne by the Metropolitan Police Fund.

Mr. Day

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether it is a fact that those two officers were also engaged in dragging operations?

Sir S. Hoare

No, Sir, not without notice.

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