HC Deb 29 June 1944 vol 401 c790
41. Mr. Rostron Duckworth

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will empower the police to examine the identity cards, with a view to subsequent detailed inquiry, of hawkers and street musicians claiming to be penniless disabled ex-Service men.

Mr. H. Morrison

Under Defence Regulations the police have this power, and exercise it in the manner suggested.