asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that for years past the public were permitted to get copies of the police reports of accidents in the streets of London for the fee of Is. 6d.; that, during the War, this fee was raised to 2s. 6d., and has now been further raised to 5s.; and, seeing that such sum is considerably above the cost of copying out the statement, and is in effect a tax on people who are entitled to obtain such reports, whether he will take steps to have the price reduced?
I do not think the increased fee is excessive, having regard to the labour required, which often involves lengthy search of records as well as the copying of the reports.