HC Deb 30 November 1939 vol 355 cc270-1W
Mr. Groves

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider nominating special constables for duty at first-aid posts, in case of emergency, for the regulation of traffic and the assistance of the public, and seeing that these special constables should acquaint themselves beforehand with the problems likely to be involved, and with the steps likely to be most efficacious in dealing with popular excitement and anxiety?

Sir J. Anderson

The allocation of duties to special constables is a matter for the individual chief officers of police under whom they serve, and I have no doubt that chief officers of police would have these considerations in mind in the disposition of their available resources, and in the instructions issued to special constables.