§ Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases in the last year permission for police officers to carry arms has been sought and refused; and whether such permission was sought in the case of the three murdered policemen.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
No record is kept in the Metropolitan Police District of applications made but not granted, nor is this information available for the country as a whole. The Commissioner of Police is not aware of any such case in the Metropolitan Police District during the past year. Permission was not sought by the three Shepherds Bush police officers.