HC Deb 24 April 1917 vol 92 c2222
41. Mr. WILES

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Police Union is in process of re organisation and that it proposes to base its rules on the no-strike policy and to ask simply for the right to confer on matters affecting conditions of service; and, if so, will he again consider, with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, whether he will now be justified in granting this concession with a view to relieving the unrest which is prevalent in the force?


I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary to a similar question asked by the hon. Member for North Islington on 28th February.


Will the hon. Gentle-man not reconsider the matter, having regard to the changed circumstances?


I will bring my hon. Friend's desire to the notice of my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary at the earliest possible moment.


Why does the Home Office deny the Metropolitan Police the right to form a trade union for their own protection?