HC Deb 09 May 1895 vol 33 c812

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any, and, if so, what, provision is made in the Metropolitan Police Courts Bill for the charge of,£7,000 a-year for the police of the Houses of Parliament, and for the lump sum of £10,000 to wipe off the debt on account of alterations at Bow Street Police Court; and, if none, in what way it is proposed to provide the sums in question.


With regard to the £7,000 per annum, the amount will be provided for yearly in the Estimates. With regard to the £10,000, it is an outstanding debt which it is competent for the Treasury to write off in adjusting the capital liability of the Police Fund. There is no provision in the Bill relating to these sums; it is a matter of financial arrangement with the Treasury.