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Local Police Stations (Closures)

Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what public petitions has he, or the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, received in the past five years concerning proposed closures of local police stations; to what stations they referred; and what was the approximate number of signatures on each petition.

It would involve disproportionate cost to make an exhaustive check, but the following information is available as to petitions about the closure or alteration of status of the stations named and the approximate number of signatures. In some cases the petition followed press speculation about the future of a station, and the receipt of a petition does not imply that the closure or alteration of status of the station was even contemplated.

Petitions received by the Commissioner
Sidcup1,300
Erith and Belvedere40
Belvedere1,800
Barnes40
Barnes800
Barnes100
Barnes200
Barnes/Richmond1,000
Richmond2,000
Richmond300
Sunbury60
Winchmore Hill150
Gerald Road9,800
Bow700
St. John's Wood7,600
St. John's Wood20
Highgate2,500
Hornsey30
Upminster60
Harold Hill60
Other Petitions received by the Home Secretary and forwarded to the Commissioner
Wallington100
Belvedere and Erith2,400
Cobham5,100
East Molesey2,700

Note

The information in the first part of the table has been compiled from records kept centrally by the Metropolitan Police, and may not include some petitions which were received and retained locally.