HC Deb 08 December 1919 vol 122 cc930-1W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions (1) whether a police force is still being maintained at His Majesty's Factory, Gretna; and, if so, whether he will state the strength of the force and the proportion, if any, of women belonging to it;

(2) whether the cost of the police force at His Majesty's Factory, Gretna, is a charge upon his Department; and if he can state the cost per month of the force now employed there?


A police force is still maintained at His Majesty's Factory, Gretna. Its present strength is 180, to be reduced to 140 by the end of December. No women police are now employed. The cost of the force is £2,155 a month, which is borne upon the Votes of the Ministry of Munitions. The force is engaged in guarding an area of approximately 100 square miles, which contains plant, machinery and stores of a value of £5,000,000, and many thousands of tons of explosives.

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