§ MR. CUNINGHAME GRAHAM
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if it is by intention that the annual Reports of the Superintendents have been omitted from the Metropolitan Police Report this year?
§ MR. MATTHEWS
I am informed by the Commissioner that the omission of the Reports of the Superintendents from his annual Report was intentional, and under his orders. It appeared to the Commissioner desirable to omit these Reports, because they are merely the suggestions of subordinate officers, the printing of which involves considerable expense, while the Report should contain the conclusions of the Chief Commissioner himself, based upon all the information he receives, and issued on his responsibility.