§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the risk incurred by the 15 police recruits who travelled from Scotland Yard at 3 p.m. on Monday 6th July in an ordinary lorry, YE7124, constructed for the conveyance of goods; and whether this method of transporting police recruits in the Metropolitan area will be avoided in future?
§ Sir J. SIMON
I am not aware that any risk was incurred by these men who travelled for about one mile in a police tender fitted with benches. Tenders so fitted arc used for conveying personnel when no other vehicle is available, but it is intended shortly to replace them by new vehicles specially adapted for carrying passengers as well as goods.