HC Deb 30 July 1964 vol 699 cc374-5W
65. Sir Richard Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Metropolitan Police officers spent part or all of Thursday 16th July in accompanying pickets of Post Office workers; how much police overtime was necessitated by this additional duty; and what additional expenditure of public money was involved.

Mr. Woodhouse

All told, the strike of Post Office workers on Thursday, 16th July, 1964, necessitated the employment of 1,186 police officers on a variety of duties connected with the strike.

No overtime was incurred as a result of these duties and therefore no additional expenditure of public money.