HC Deb 25 July 1832 vol 14 c720
Colonel Lindsay

asked whether it was the intention of the Government to bring in a Bill for the establishment of a Municipal Police in the various towns of the kingdom, agreeably to the statement of the King's Speech.

Lord Althorp

said, the Government had no such intention in the present Session of Parliament. He hoped the anticipations of what the Government meant to do on the subject would not prevent the municipal authorities in the kingdom from introducing Local Acts.

Sir Robert Peel

hoped, that a Select Committee would be appointed on this subject to give the Government the best assistance in their power. Although not very friendly to Select Committees, he would undertake to say, that the noble Lord would be obliged to refer this matter to such a Committee.

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