HC Deb 16 February 1857 vol 144 c730

Order for Second Reading read.


said, he believed that very few boroughs had joined with counties in forming an amalgamated police force, and the reason probably was that the municipal authorities of boroughs had no voice in those assemblies by which the chief constables were appointed. He would, therefore, suggest that the mayors of all boroughs which formed a joint police with counties should have the right of deliberating with the county magistrates upon matters affecting the police force and voting at the election of chief constables.


said, that the subject alluded to by the hon. and gallant Member did not come within the scope of the present Bill, which was merely a measure to facilitate the object of the original Act.

Bill read 2o.