§ 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.