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Cup Final (Duties)

Oral Answers to Questions — Police – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th June 1957.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Skeffington Mr Arthur Skeffington , Hayes and Harlington 12:00 am, 6th June 1957

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what number of police in the Metropolitan force were on duty at Wembley Stadium on the occasion of the Cup Final on 4th May; and what numbers were on duty elsewhere because of this event.

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

The number of police on duty at Wembley Stadium on the occasion of the Cup Final on 4th May was 370, of whom 97 were employed inside the Stadium and the remainder outside. A further 140 officers were employed on duties arising directly or indirectly from this match.

Photo of Mr Arthur Skeffington Mr Arthur Skeffington , Hayes and Harlington

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that when a certain fatality was discovered in Cranford Park, Middlesex, a request was made for police to help urgently in a search of a very large area and that the whole proceeding was handicapped by the fact that police officers were not available?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

If the hon. Member will give me particulars of that matter. I will certainly look into them.