§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases individual firms have requested police protection for the transport of their loads of goods; in how many cases police protection was granted or refused; and who bears the cost of such protection.
§ Mr. Brittan
There is no centrally available statistical information about requests for police protection for the transport of goods. It would be for the chief officer to decide whether to provide protection in any particular case and, if so, whether on a chargeable basis.