§ 36. Mr. Peter Freeman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that many police constables of the Metropolitan Police Force are called upon to scrub floors, clean windows and other forms of domestic work at police stations; and, in view of the important and increasing duties that the police have to perform, if he will take steps to relieve them of such domestic work.
§ The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Ede)
I am informed by the Commissioner of Police that no constables of the Metropolitan Police 2159 Force are called upon to scrub floors, clean windows or carry out other domestic work at police stations.
§ Mr. Freeman
Could my right hon. Friend inform the chief constables of all provincial stations accordingly so that all police officers throughout the country shall be relieved of these domestic duties?