Police performing duty in the Palace of Westminster at present receive a special duty allowance of 1s. a day, whether the House sits late or not. This allowance, which is not provided for in the Police Regulations, is to be discontinued as from 1st January next, and the men concerned will be eligible for the grant of refreshment and other allowances on the same conditions as other members of the force.
Will the right hon. Gentleman look into the question whether the petty withdrawal from these men of a shilling for extra work has received sanction before it comes into effect?