HC Deb 28 March 1899 vol 69 cc643-4
MR. LLOYD-GEORGE (Carnarvon)

I bag to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the inquiry instituted by the Home Office into the question of removing the office of Superintendent of Police for North-East Carnarvonshire from Conway to Llandudno, whether he is aware that the Joint Police Committee for Carnarvonshire had already considered the proposal, and decided by a preponderating majority against the removal; and that this decision was confirmed by the local bench of magistrates by a vote of seven to one; could he state at whose instance the Home Office made the inquiry; and whether any notice was given either to the Joint Police Committee, to the local bench of magistrates; or to the local authorities of the time and place of such inquiry; and, if not, what other steps were taken to secure a representation of their views on the question.


There was no formal inquiry, but the Inspector of Constabulary for the District, having been asked to furnish the Secretary of State with his report, in the matter informed him in December last, that after visiting Carnarvon, and having had interviews with the Chairman and other members of the Llandudno District Council, and with the Chairman of the Standing Joint Committee of the county, he was convinced that in the best interests of all concerned the Superintendent of the District should be removed from Conway to Llandudno.

Of this opinion the Standing Joint Committee were informed as well as the other correspondents on the subject.