§ SIR JOHN BENN (Devonport)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will take steps during the coming winter to restore to the Metropolitan police, who are on duty in the Devonport Dockyard for eight hours without break, the privilege of being allowed to receive during such period a drink of hot tea, cocoa, coffee, or milk.
(Answered by Mr. Lambert.) The practice in question was discontinued early in the year 1906, and it is not considered advisable to revert to it again, as it necessitates a constable leaving his beat during his period of duty. No exception is taken to the men carrying refreshment with them.