§ CAPTAIN NORTON () Newington, W.
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, seeing that ex-postmen and ex-warders in the Metropolitan Police Force are allowed to count their previous service to the State towards pension, he will consider the advisability of placing upon the same footing ex-soldiers who have completed their twelve years with the colours, more especially as these men are few in number and scarcely available for promotion owing to age.
§ *SIR M. WHITE RIDLEY
The suggestion of the hon. and gallant Member could not be carried out without legislation, as my light hon. friend the Under Secretary of State for the Home Department stated in answer to a similar question last April; and I do not see my way to initiating such legislation.