HC Deb 16 February 1961 vol 634 cc1747-8
28. Commander Kerans

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in view of the recent robbery which took place on a London omnibus, whether he will instruct the Metropolitan Police Commissioner to consult with the London Transport Executive about security arrangements for the transportation and collection of cash for wages.

Mr. Renton

It must fall primarily to the British Transport Commission police to advise the London Transport Executive on security arrangements of this kind.

Commander Kerans

Does my hon. and learned Friend agree that the whole system of carrying wages in buses of the London Transport Executive is, to say the least, archaic, especially because the buses are open? Why could not ordinary motor transport be used and different routes be taken in order to avoid waste of public money?

Mr. Renton

My right hon. Friend has no responsibility for the British Transport Commission police, but there is close consultation between them and the Metropolitan Police, who are always glad to advise in response to requests for advice on the security of money and so on in transit.

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