HC Deb 28 February 1906 vol 152 cc1127-8
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 for providing the members of the Metropolitan Police Force with one day's rest in seven.


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.