MR. O. V. MOBGAN (Battersea)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention had been directed to an article in The Globe of 11th instant, in which it is stated—From all ranks of the Force, however, come complaints of the rigorous administration of the Chief Commissioner, who, it is alleged, orders the discharge or reduction in rank of men reported for comparatively slight offences, which in former times would have been dismissed with a caution;and, whether there is any foundation for the report?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. STUART-WORTLEY) (Sheffield, Hallam)
(who replied) said; No, Sir; the Secretary of State has no reason to believe that there is any foundation for this report. On the contrary, there is not wanting proof that the police service is gaining in popularity. The Secretary of State is informed by the Chief Commissioner that there has been no alteration in the mode of punishing minor or slight offenee3 since he has been in office.