§ SIR ALBERT ROLLIT (Islington, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will reconsider the question of increased pay for the metropolitan police constables so far as to make the entire increase granted pensionable, instead of granting one-half in the shape of a lodging allowance, especially as the allocation of one-half the increase in the latter form has caused dissatisfaction among those who do not participate owing to their being lodged in the police station houses.
§ * MR. RITCHIE
Beyond pointing out that the statement that half the increased pay for the Metropolitan Police Force has been given in the shape of a lodging 1197 allowance does not accurately represent the facts, I can only say that I am not prepared to reconsider the decision to which I came after going into the question very fully and carefully in all its bearings, and which I hold to meet fully the circumstances of the case.
§ CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)
Is it not the fact that the increase given to the City Police is wholly pensionable? Why should not the Metropolitan Police be treated in the same way?