HC Deb 07 June 1962 vol 661 c631
6. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department at what stage in the working out of the Greater London plan he will discuss with those principally concerned whether the Chigwell urban district of Essex should, or should not, remain within the Metropolitan Police District.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I am considering whether any change in the Metropolitan Police District will be necessary as a result of local government reorganisation in London, and I shall keep in mind the desirability of consultation with the local authorities concerned.

Mr. Biggs-Davison

Is my right hon. Friend aware that both the Metropolitan Police and the Essex County Constabulary give excellent service to my constituents, but that, through no fault of the police, there is considerable hooliganism and lawlessness in parts of the Chigwell urban district, and that future police arrangements are of great concern both to the local authority and local people?

Mr. Butler

Yes, Sir. I am obliged to my hon. Friend for this testimony to the police. I am aware of the facts as stated by him.

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