§ 72. Mr. FFRENCH
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the Law Officers of the Crown have yet decided whether the cost of the London police who were occupied in South Wales during the labour troubles is to be paid by the Treasury or the ratepayers of Glamorgan?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY Of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Ellis Griffith)
The matter is not before Law Officers of the Crown. As my right hon. Friend informed the hon. and learned Member for Thanet on the 25th June in reply to a question, the sum of £33,800 has been repaid to the Metropolitan Police 981 Fund from the Votes for Police, England and Wales, 1910–11 and 1912–13, in respect of the expenses of the Metropolitan Police sent to South Wales in November, 1910. No part of this sum has so far been recovered from the local authority; the claim has been deferred until a kindred question in a case now pending in the Courts has been decided.