§ 27. Mr. C. DUNCAN
asked whether constables in the Metropolitan Police who had enlisted as ordinary recruits in His Majesty's Forces and, in order to do so, had to resign from the police service, 1619 are now protected by the retrospective provisions of The Police (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1915; and, if so, will he state why their wives and families are not yet in receipt of the weekly allowances to which they are entitled from the police funds?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir J. Simon)
The Act applies retrospectively to any constables who enlisted with the consent of the Chief Officer of Police of the force to which they belonged, but not to those who resigned and enlisted without such consent.