HC Deb 01 July 1948 vol 452 c221W
3. Mr. J. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if it is possible for promoters of open-air boxing tournaments to arrange with the police for uniformed officers to be present inside the stadiums for the purpose of keeping order in the same way that facilities are available to football clubs.

Mr. Ede

The decision whether police can be provided at this type of open air gathering is a matter for the discretion of the chief officer of police concerned in the light of all the circumstances and the available manpower resources of the force. I understand that in London police have in fact been so provided on a number of occasions.