§ MR. JAMES STUART (Shoreditch, Hoxton)
I wish to ask whether there is any truth in the Report that Mr. Monro has resigned, and whether his resignation is owing to a difference of opinion between him and the Home Secretary; and, if so, upon what subject there has been a difference of opinion between them?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
I regret to say that it is true that the Chief Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has tendered his resignation, and that that resignation has been accepted. It is also true that differences of opinion have arisen between him and myself in respect to questions of administration and legislation affecting the Metropolitan Police.