§ 17. Mr. RADFORD
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the sacrifice which members of the Metropolitan Police have made in giving up some portion of their leisure and of his intention of watching their interests closely and sympathetically, he is now in a position to say what action he is prepared to take?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. McKenna)
I have given this matter close consideration, and, in recognition of the extra work the Metropolitan Police have so willingly performed, and of the increased cost of living brought about by war conditions, I have decided to grant a war allowance of 3s. a week to all ranks, to begin on 15th March and to continue until the Declaration of Peace.