HC Deb 25 November 1914 vol 68 c1100

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether special constables appointed by the justices under the Municipal Corporations Act, 1882, s. 196, are liable to be called out by the military or civil authorities for duties other than those specified in that Act to maintain the peace of the borough; if so, will he state under what Statute such power is conferred?


My opinion on a question of law is not of binding authority, but I am advised that a special constable, appointed under the enactment in question, cannot be called on to act except in pursuance of a warrant issued by a Justice in accordance with the Statute.