§ 35. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Home Secretary if members of the Metropolitan Police Force are punished by taking away their one day's rest in seven; and, if so, the number of policemen who have been so punished; and if he will consider if this form of punishment could be stopped?
This punishment is occasionally imposed instead of a fine. The number of men who have been punished in this way is small, but the exact number cannot be ascertained without a special search through the daily records which would involve much labour. The stopping of this form of punishment would necessitate an increase in the number of fines, which is not considered desirable.