COLONEL HILL(for Mr. ALFRED THOMAS,) Glamorgan, E.
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the Standing Joint Committee of the Radnorshire County Council have fixed the limit of age from twenty-five to forty for candidates for the post of Chief Constable of the county, although the limit is laid down at forty-five by the Police Act; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?
§ MR. MATTHEWS
By the rules made under 2 and 3 Vict., c. 93, the limit of age prescribed for candidates for the post of Chief Constable is forty-five. I am advised that it is within the discretion of the Standing Joint Committee of a County Council to curtail this limit, although it is not open to them to extend it.