HC Deb 23 April 1883 vol 278 c913

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, after the tribute paid to the Police (not only in the Metropolis but the provinces) by the Home Secretary the other day, he can assure the House that the Police Superannuation Bill, in which the Force takes so deep an interest, will be made one of the principal measures of the Session, and the Second Beading taken at an early day, thus securing to so deserving a body of men a substantial and long called for act of justice?


Sir, in reply to this Question, I have to say that Her Majesty's Government are extremely anxious to get forward with this Bill upon the earliest available opportunity, and from the tone in which the Question is couched I hope we shall have assistance from the hon. Baronet and some of his Friends in finding one. If there is any point on which we can, consistently with the established principle of police contribution, make a proposal which would tend to remove obstacles to the passing of the Bill, we shall be desirous of doing so.