HC Deb 08 May 1907 vol 174 cc220-1

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he is aware that the Cumberland Standing Joint Committee has instructed the chief constable only to promote such police officers as will consent to postpone their right of retirement upon pension beyond the period mutually contracted for at the time of their joining the force, in pursuance of the Police Superannuation Act, 1890; and whether, seeing that this course is contrary to the statutory rights of the police officers affected, he will communicate with the authorities concerned.


The same course as that taken by the Cumberland Standing Joint Committee has been taken from time to time by other police authorities from 1892 onwards. I am advised that it is in conformity with the terms of the statute.