Clerks (Guarantees).

Oral Answers to Questions — Police. – in the House of Commons on 14th February 1929.

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Photo of Mr Harry Day Mr Harry Day , Southwark Central

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asked the Home Secretary whether clerks in the employ of the Metropolitan Police who usually handle large sums of money are covered by any guarantee policy or bond issued by insurance companies?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

The answer is in the negative.

Photo of Mr Harry Day Mr Harry Day , Southwark Central

Does not the right hon. Gentleman take precautions and give protection in order to safeguard public money?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

No. The public service is of such a character that we believe it is far better and far cheaper in the interests of the nation not to pay insurance premiums.