§ Mr. BOTTOMLEY
asked whether the Home Secretary is aware that the Cumberland and Westmoreland Standing Joint Committee has made its condition of granting a weekly day of rest to the members of the constabulary in the two counties that they shall spend at least two hours of such day in a place of public worship; and whether this regulation has received the sanction of the Home Office?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The regulations on the subject of leave in county police forces do not require Home Office sanction, and do not come before me in any way. I have, however, made inquiry, and find that no such regulation as the question suggests has been made. I understand, however, that officers on duty on Sunday are now allowed two hours' special absence if they desire to attend a church or chapel.