§ Mr. SMITHERS
asked the Home Secretary whether he can arrange for the Metropolitan Police Lost Property Office to remain open for an hour earlier in the morning and an hour later in the evening than at present, as the hours now in force are not always available for many workers in offices and banks?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
This question has been considered more than once, but I have not seen my way to extend the hours on account of the difficulties of staffing and consequent expense which would ensue. I would add that every effort is made to effect identification of property by means of correspondence, if the loser is unable to call personally.