HC Deb 31 October 1957 vol 575 c86W
74. Mr. Mikardo

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department for how many hours a day, and for what purpose, a Metropolitan policeman is stationed outside or in the immediate vicinity of his house in Smith Square.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The Commissioner of Police considers it desirable—and the practice is one of long standing—that a policeman should be continuously available near the house of the Home Secretary, when he is in residence, to afford him such protection as may be necessary.

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