HC Deb 07 March 1912 vol 35 c538

asked the Home Secretary whether compensation is to be paid to Members of the Metropolitan Police Force who were employed during the strike in South Wales in November, 1910, in respect of the out-of-pocket expenses incurred by them in providing their own food through the breakdown which occurred in the commissariat arrangements of the local authorities; and whether he will consider compensation for overtime owing to the long duties performed, which in many cases amounted to continuous day and night duty, often performed without change of clothes?


The Metropolitan Police who were sent to South Wales all received many months ago extra allowances on a liberal scale in respect of the period for which they were absent on this special duty. No question of any further payments by way of compensation could be entertained.