HC Deb 29 October 1976 vol 918 c389W
Mr. Cartwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his policy towards the setting up of vigilante groups in south London to counter violent crime, in the light of the recent suggestion of Judge Gwynn Morris.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

It is the responsibility of the Metropolitan Police to deal with crime in London. They have made it clear that, while they welcome their traditional assistance from members of the public, they are firmly against the formation of vigilante groups in this or any other context. I share that view. Members of the public who want to help the police can best do so by joining the Special Constabulary.