§ MR. REMNANT (Finsbury, Holborn)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make provision in his Estimates for this year 1128 for providing the members of the Metropolitan Police Force with one day's rest in seven.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
No, Sir; I am sorry that I cannot do so. As stated yesterday in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for South West Ham, the cost of the necessary augmentation to the Force would be so great that it could not be met without exceeding the limit of 9d. in the £ fixed by the Police Rate Act, 1868, to the Metropolitan Police rate.