Police Duties.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 19th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

Since 1936, separate statistics have not been kept of the number of arrests for prostitution in the Metropolitan Police District, and the information asked for could not be obtained without an undue expenditure of labour. It is not possible to estimate the cost involved nor the average age of the police officers who effected the arrests. No police officers are specially employed for this purpose and it would not be practicable to confine this duty to women police since this is one of many types of offence which it may be the duty of any officer to deal with in the course of patrolling his beat.