HC Deb 19 March 1896 vol 38 c1358

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the method recently adopted to ascertain the views of the constables of the Metropolitan Police Force, as regards the question of a boot allowance in lieu of contract boots, is considered by the authorities to be the best method of ascertaining the views of the constables upon a matter which it is desirable to know whether discontent prevails or not?


The method actually employed to ascertain the opinion of the force on the question of the boot allowance appeared to me to be the most suitable for that particular purpose. I cannot undertake to say whether or not I should consider it suitable in every case.