§ MR. SEAVERNS (Lambeth, Brixton)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the fact that the members of the Metropolitan Police Force are the only body of public servants in London who do not receive the privilege of one day's rest in seven, and will he consider the propriety of granting this privilege to the members of this force; and whether it would be possible, by a rearrangement of duties, to provide the additional holidays without increased expense, or, failing this, what would be the increased annual cost necessitated by the change.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
I have already stated, in reply to Questions in this House that I am sorry not to be able to grant additional leave as suggested. There is no possible re-arrangement of duties by which the privilege could be given without increased expense, the amount of which, as already stated, would be about £150,000 a year.
§ MR. MYER (Lambeth, N.)
Is it possible to give the police a fortnight instead of ten days' annual holiday?
§ [No Answer was returned.]