HC Deb 25 August 1914 vol 66 cc30-1

I beg to move, "That leave be given to introduce a Bill to amend the provisions of the Act relating to police in Scotland during the continuance of the present War with respect to age at the date of appointment to the Police Force."

The limit of age up to which a constable may be appointed at present is twenty-five years. That is causing some inconvenience just now and may in certain circumstances interfere with recruiting. The purpose of the-Bill is to allow the Secretary for Scotland to take the same action as the English Home Secretary can take in getting rid of that limitation.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill ordered to be brought in by the Lord Advocate and Mr. McKinnon Wood. Presented accordingly and read the first time; to be read a second time To-morrow and to be printed. [Bill 390.]