Six thousand one hundred and twenty-eight. As I informed my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Portsmouth, West (Brigadier Clarke) an urgent investigation is being undertaken into this question.
The figure includes a great variety of officials from different Government Departments, such as the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Ministry of Health, the Home Office, the Inland Revenue, the War Damage Commission and the Central Land Board. Therefore, in some cases property other than private domiciles is involved.
I am not sure that that is giving a right impression. It would be dishonourable of me to let such an impression go. I do not think that there has been, in fact, a satisfactory amount of reduction, and that is why we are looking into the matter.
Will my right hon. Friend give strict instructions to all snoopers that they must produce their credentials on arrival at a place of inspection, because there have been complaints in this matter?
Is the Chancellor not aware that to give too much protection to criminal classes against the working of the law would be dangerous to the community?