§ 109. Mr. Russell
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that Metropolitan Police officers on point duty sometimes have to take shelter from very heavy rain; and if he will arrange for them to direct traffic horn a stand with a roof over it, or from under an umbrella.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The carrying out of beat, patrol and point duty in the rain196W is an accepted part of police duty. It would not be practicable to erect roofed-in stands for officers on point duty; and, while umbrellas are said to have been carried by Guards Officers at Waterloo, I do not think that they would be suitable for the police.