House of Commons Police (Allowances).

Oral Answers to Questions — Police Force. – in the House of Commons on 28th November 1922.

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Photo of Mr James Remnant Mr James Remnant , Holborn

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asked the Home Secretary if any allowances are made to the police attached for duty to this House when it sits beyond 11 o'clock for their food?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

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.

Photo of Mr James Remnant Mr James Remnant , Holborn

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?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

I will certainly look into the matter, but the decision had been given before I entered into my present office.

Photo of Mr James Remnant Mr James Remnant , Holborn

Can this money be withdrawn without the Home Secretary's approval?

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

The right hon. Gentleman Las just said that it was done before he took his present position. The hon. Member can put down a question.