HC Deb 07 December 1960 vol 631 cc144-5W
Mr. Oswald

asked the Postmaster-General (1) whether he will consider the installation in post offices of an overhead photographic device which will secretly and silently photograph collectively all persons within the post office in the event of an attempt to hold-up the premises, so that members of the staff may be enabled to identify the culprits;

(2) whether, for the greater protection of post office staffs, particularly in the more isolated sub-offices, for the greater protection of public funds and as a deterrent to criminals, he will consider the installation of secret and silent alarm systems linking each post office with the nearest police station.

Mr. Bevins

I am considering urgently a number of further measures designed to protect Post Office staff and funds from attacks by criminals; and I will certainly keep in mind the hon. Member's suggestions, for which I am grateful.

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