County Chief Constables.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons at on 14 June 1934.

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Photo of Major Thomas Jesson Major Thomas Jesson , Rochdale


asked the Home Secretary whether he will introduce legislation whereby all appointments, promotions, punishments, and transfers of men by the chief constable of a county police force shall be sumbitted by him to a standing joint committee for confirmation?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

No, Sir. I should not be prepared to propose to Parliament any change of that kind.

Photo of Major Thomas Jesson Major Thomas Jesson , Rochdale

Does not the right hon. Gentleman consider that if there were some kind of supervision over the decisions and judgments of chief constables it would lead to a greater feeling of security in the rank and file of the police, and would do away with any suggestion of favouritism or victimisation?

Photo of Mr James Stones Mr James Stones , Farnworth

Is this not a chief cause of the trouble—



Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

That is purely a matter of opinion.