§ MR. BAUMANN (Camberwell, Peckham)
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether, in view of the fact that London is the seat of Government, and that a large force of police is required for the protection of Royal and political personages and public buildings, and by reason of the number of strangers who annually visit London, and for other Imperial purposes, he will consider the justice and expediency of continuing some portion of the present Imperial grant for the maintenance of the Metropolitan Police?
§ THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)
There are special duties performed by the Metropolitan Police other than the duties of the police in ordinary circumstances. For these a special Vote is taken, and it is proposed that this shall be continued.