HC Deb 26 July 1872 vol 212 c1887

asked the Secretary of State for War, If the statement is correct that it has been decided that men who have attached themselves to the Army Reserve may, notwithstanding, enter the Metropolitan Police Force, and in addition to the pay of the Police, they are to receive their daily pay and annual allowances for necessaries as members of the Army Reserve Force; and, if there is any limitation of the number to be so admitted into the Police Force?


Sir, it has been the object of the Government to find civil employment, wherever possible, for those who have served in the ranks and joined the Army Reserve. With this view the Postmaster General has given them a preference for employment as rural letter carriers, and the Home Secretary has laid down a rule that a number not exceeding 500 may be admitted into the Metropolitan Police.