Oral Answers to Questions — Crimes (Detection).

– in the House of Commons on 30th March 1922.

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asked the Home Secretary, in view of the increasing list of undiscovered murders and crimes of violence, what steps, if any, he is taking for the reorganisation of the police; and what steps have been taken to see that valuable time is not lost by the local police before the matter is reported to Scotland Yard and its help immediately called for?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

As I have stated in reply to other questions, I am not aware there is any increase in the number of such crimes where the perpetrators escape detection. I am not contemplating any reorganisation of the police. I have re- peatcdly drawn the attention of the local police to the importance of asking for assistance immediately, if assistance is required, and I do not think that any further steps are necessary on my part.