HC Deb 01 August 1918 vol 109 c617
68. Mr. WILES

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the police cyclists of the V Division of the Metropolitan Police Force have received no payment for their duties since 4th April; and, if so, on what authority the superintendent compels them to produce their cycles for reserve duty without payment, and if such action on the part of the superintendent is contrary to the Regulations issued by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police?


The bicycle allowance to constables is based on the use of the bicycles on patrol duty. The question of extending the basis so as to include the use of cycles for attendance at police stations on reserve duty is now under the consideration of the Commissioner. Pending its decision, constables in the V Division are receiving the allowance at the rate hitherto authorised.