HC Deb 10 April 1911 vol 24 c39

asked whether there was any regulation or order, and, if so, when made, that a constable in the Metropolitan Police Force, who considered himself aggrieved by a decision of the Police Commissioners, was precluded from applying to the Home Secretary, as statutory head of the Metropolitan Police, to review that decision?


By statute the Commissioner is the ultimate authority in all matters of discipline in the Metropolitan Police Force. This has been the law since the establishment of the Force in 1829, and does not depend on any order or regulation; but it is expressly stated, for the information of the Force, in the Police General Orders. This does not of course preclude the Commissioner from submitting to the Home Secretary any case of unusual importance or difficulty.