HC Deb 05 December 1906 vol 166 c930
MR. T. F. RICHARDS (Wolverhampton, W.)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many additional policemen have been concealed for special duty about the precincts of the House of Commons during the past ten days and the reason for their presence; whether these men are performing extra duty whilst so concealed; and, if so, whether they will be paid for the additional hours so employed.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone ) No police have been concealed about the precincts of the House of Commons, but some additional men have been temporarily employed there in order to effectively carry out the requirements imposed by the Sessional Order. The additional men employed have not done extra duty, and there is, therefore, no question of extra pay.