§ Mr. McENTEE
asked the Home Secretary whether he will take whatever steps may be necessary to have the members of the Metropolitan and City Police forces provided with a lighter uniform and helmet to be worn during hot weather; and whether police officers within the precincts of the Houses of Parliament can be permitted to keep their helmets off when on duty?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
Members of both forces are provided with unlined serge jackets for summer wear; lighter helmets have been provided for the Metropolitan Police and are on trial in the City Police. It is not considered necessary to make any further issues specially for hot weather wear. As to the men on duty at the Houses of Parliament there is no objection to those actually serving inside the buildings removing their helmets, but this does not apply to men carrying out their duties in the open air.