§ MR. CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM (Lanark, N.W.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he would consider the advisability of allowing members of the Metropolitan Police Force permanently injured and rendered incapable of work through injuries received on duty the privilege of full pension, irrespective of length of service?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
Under the scale of pensions authorized by the Secretary of State in 1873, the cases of police officers whose injuries received in the execution of their duty wholly incapacitate them from earning a livelihood, are specially considered; and they may be granted a full pension, irrespective of their length of service, if the circumstances are considered of a character to justify such an award. Pensions of a lesser amount are granted to officers whose injuries may partially, but not wholly, prevent them from earning a livelihood.