HC Deb 16 April 1946 vol 421 cc437-8W
134. Brigadier Low

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he, has made for keeping crowds away from the middle of the routes of the Victory Parade; how many troops are to be employed in lining the routes and what parts of the routes; and whether he is satisfied that all necessary steps are being taken to protect the public.

Mr. Oliver:

The responsibility for keeping clear the route of the Victory Parade in London rests with the Metropolitan and City of London Police, who are giving very close attention to the problem. Some 3,000 officers and men from the Army and the Royal Air Force will be available to assist the police, and the points at which they should be used are now being settled.

135. Mr. Driberg

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if the Royal Observer Corps, including seaborne observers who served during the invasion of Europe on and after D-Day, will be represented in the Victory Parade.

Mr. Strachey:

Yes, Sir.