§ CAPTAIN NORTON
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he can state what clothing allowances at present exist in the Metropolitan Police Force, and to what proportion of the constables of the entire force these allowances are paid?
§ SIR MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY
The only clothing allowance is an allowance for plain clothes; the duties in respect of which it is made are very various. The number of men receiving it varies from day to day, but one in 17 may be taken as the average proportion.