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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25. No. 11. 1962

The Attack Resumes

The Attack Resumes

Shortly after Brigadier Gilbert's speech the vote for the security police was tabled in the house. The Lobby Letter in the Dominion of the 2nd of July contained a number of highly provocative comments concerning the size of the vote. The writer felt that the figure of £95,000 was not justified by the activities of the branch. He forecast that the vote would come under considerable fire from the opposition. He also asked whether or not the duties of the security police could not "be better and more cheaply performed by the ordinary cop, uniformed or plain-clothed?"