HC Deb 09 April 1878 vol 239 cc962-3

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the number of police constables who belong to the Army Reserve, and what he proposes to recommend to be given to their wives and children during the time they are employed in the Regular Service?


I believe there are about 120 of the Army Reserve who have been in the police force, and I am told that by the regulations which have been issued by the War Office, so far as regards the payment of persons who have been called, out, 6d. a-day will be given to the wives, and 2d. a-day for each child under 14 years of age, so long as the men are serving in the Regular Army. There is no fund available out of which I can pay them anything beyond that sum.