§ SIR ALGERNON BORTHWICK (Kensington, S.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is true that the messengers of this House were given any extra pay for the All-night Sitting on the 21st of March; and, whether the police, who served so many additional hours, have not received any special remuneration as usual on occasions of All-night Sittings; and, if so, why is there any departure from the custom?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
, in reply, said, he was informed that the messengers engaged during the recent All-night Sitting would be granted an allowance of 5s. each. It was not the regular custom to grant extra remuneration to the police for extra duty; but, as he believed on two previous occasions a special allowance had been made, he would be prepared to consider any application the Commissioners of Police might address to him.