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Metropolitan Police (Duties)

Volume 640: debated on Thursday 18 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police in the Metropolitan area are now employed on duties which involve the preservation of public decency and morality, control of prostitution and striptease clubs and the enforcement of recent legislation dealing with these matters.

It is part of the duty of all Metropolitan police officers to take action when necessary for the enforcement of the law relating to the matters referred to. The number of officers specially employed for this purpose varies from day to day, but is currently of the order of 70.