Chief Constables

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- answers to 8 questions sent by the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene to chief constables in 1926 concerning their conference (30 Nov 1926) on administrative measures dealing with solicitation in streets and public places - first question 'Do you have any occasion to deal with public solicitation by men and women?'

Letters sent to the chief constables of: Ipswich, Brighton, Norwich, Oxford, Rotherham, Eastbourne, Wolverhampton, Great Yarmouth, Barrow in Furness, Dudley, Swansea, Newcastle upon Tyne, Blackpool, Blackburn, Portsmouth, Walsall, Nottingham, Sheffield, Southampton, Stockport, Carlisle, Bristol, Sunderland, Hull, Stoke-on-Trent, South Shields, Leeds, Liverpool, Burnley, Exeter, Birmingham, Grimsby, Middlesbrough, Cardiff, Derby, Preston, Northampton, Cambridge

- correspondence with chief constables in 1952 relating to the Public Places Order Bill - asking for approval of the Bill, enquiry about by-laws or regulations relating to solicitation, and latest report with statistics of cases handled by individual Forces

Replies from the following constabularies:

- Hertfordshire, Gwynedd, Montgomeryshire, West Suffolk, Herefordshire, Northumberland, Glamorgan, Ayr, Northamptonshire, Surrey, Kent, East Riding, Carmarthen, Leicestershire and Rutland (with publication of 'By-laws for the Good Rule and government of the County of Leicester and for the Prevention of Nuisances' (1930), Durham, Lancashire, Lincoln, East Sussex