HC Deb 05 July 1864 vol 176 cc824-5

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether Police Constable 244 B, as to whom Mr. Arnold, the Magistrate at Westminster Police Court, publicly stated on two several occasions in the month of May last, that he could not believe him on his oath, or to that effect, is still continued in the Force?


said, in reply, that he did not know on what authority the hon. Gentleman had stated that Mr. Arnold had on two occasions made the statement attributed to him. Since he had seen the notice of the hon. Member's Question he had made inquiry, and he was informed to-day that though the cases had occurred in May, and it was now July, no representation had been made by Mr. Arnold to the Home Office or the Commissioners of Police. If a Magistrate was satisfied that a policeman had misconducted himself it was his duty to make a representation to that effect in the proper quarter; and in such a case the matter would undergo a thorough investigation. In this case no complaint whatever had been made that he was aware of.