HC Deb 19 June 1890 vol 345 c1356
MR. J. ROWLANDS (Finsbury, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in accordance with the usual practice, he has sanctioned the employment of an Inspector, two sergeants, and a number of constables belonging to the A Division of the Metropolitan Police, at the forthcoming Royal Agricultural Show at Plymouth; that the sergeants will be represented by two sub-inspectors, and the constables by sub-inspectors and sergeants, to the exclusion of the constablesin the A Reserve, who are available for duty of this kind; and that, in consequence of a similar arrangement last year, the number of sergeants left at home was insufficient for the proper performance of the sectional duties; and, whether he will take steps to prevent such an irregularity in the future?


I have sanctioned, in accordance with a practice which has existed for many years, the employment of a certain number of officers of the Metropolitan Police at the forthcoming Agricultural Show at Plymouth. The selection of these officers is entirely in the discretion of the Commissioner. I have no information of any inconvenience or irregularity having arisen in the past, or being likely to arise in the present year.

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