HC Deb 06 November 1888 vol 330 cc462-3
MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department a Question of which I have given him private Notice. I wish to know under what circumstances Mr. James Monro, C.B., has retired from the office of Assistant Commissioner of Metropolitan Police; whether he is now in the Public Service; and, if so, in what capacity?


Mr. Monro, to my great regret, thought it necessary to resign the office of Assistant Commissioner of Metropolitan Police on account of differences of opinion between himself and the Commissioner on questions of police administration. With regard to the second Question, I can only say that I have made arrange ments which enable me to have the benefit of Mr. Monro's advice in matters relating to crime, where it may seem desirable.


asked if he was to understand that a new office was created which Mr. Monro would fill?


I cannot add anything to the answer which I have already given.

MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)

In reference to the answer just given by the Home Secretary, I beg to give Notice that I shall call attention to the matter in moving the reduction of the Police Vote.