HC Deb 12 April 1888 vol 324 c1052
COLONEL WARING(for Mr. KELLY) (Camberwell, N.)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is the fact that a number of police constables, who for years have been attached to the A Division, have recently been transferred to Outer Metropolitan Districts without any proper notice, and in such a manner as to cause very great inconvenience and loss to themselves and to their wives and families; who is the officer responsible for the transfer of such police constables; and, will the Government consider the desirability of preventing the transfer of any more of the constables usually placed on duty in the House and its precincts to other Divisions?


The facts are not as suggested by the Question of my hon. Friend. Of the married men transferred I am informed that only five have been in the Division over three years and three over two years. The Commissioner of Police is responsible for these transfers. The Government do not think it desirable to interfere with the discretion of the Commissioner of Police in directing transfers of constables with a view to the better distribution of the force.