§ 44. Mr. ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
asked the First Commissioner of Works what uniform is to be worn by the new corps of custodians at the Houses of Parliament?
§ Mr. ORMSBY-GORE
The uniform to be worn will be similar to that of the present night-watch, with certain slight alterations.
§ Mr. ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the issue of hard helmets to these custodians as a protection in case of emergency?
§ 46. Mr. ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
asked the First Commissioner of Works which are the posts at which it is proposed to substitute custodians for police officers while Parliament is sitting?
§ 55. Mr. ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the proposed reduction of the police employed at the Houses of Parliament will entail a corresponding reduction in the Metropolitan Police?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)
Yes, Sir; on the introduction of the custodians it is hoped to reduce the authorised establishment of the Metropolitan Police by about 40 men.