§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. McKenna)
I beg to move, "That leave be given to introduce a Bill to enable His Majesty by Order in Council to make regulations with respect to special constables appointed during the present war."
Under the existing law special constables can only be appointed in the immediate apprehension of riot or tumult. It is proposed, in the circumstances of the present war, to take power to appoint special constables at any time during the continuance of the war. Among other provisions it also proposes to extend the Police Acts, so far as they need extension, by Order in Council to special constables, and in particular it is proposed that the allowances to constables on duty should be given also to special constables.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. McKenna and Mr. Ellis Griffith. Presented accordingly and read the first time; to be read a second time To-morrow and to be printed. [Bill 380.]