HC Deb 16 February 1911 vol 21 c1238

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?


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.