§ Colonel DAY
asked the Home Secretary what action has been taken by the Metropolitan Police authorities with a view to dealing with cases of obstruction, due to the practice of touting for customers outside ladies' clothing shops in various parts of the Metropolis?2942W
§ Captain HACKING
The police are taking all possible steps to check this practice where it gives rise to obstruction. Proceedings are taken in a large number of cases, but the efforts of the police would be assisted if persons who are annoyed were more ready to come forward as witnesses at- the police court.