HC Deb 26 February 1918 vol 103 c1244

asked the Home Secretary whether it is intended to apply the principle laid down in the Whitley Report to Government Departments, and more particularly to the police service; and, if so, what steps are being taken with regard to the inclusion of police representatives in the conferences now being held, at the invitation of the Home Office, by the police authorities with a view to ensuring an adequate flow of intelligent recruits to the police service after the War?


The question, so far as it concerns the conditions of employment in Government Departments generally, should be addressed to the Treasury. As regards the police, the conferences referred to are conferences of local police authorities. I have no doubt they will bear the recommendations of the Whitley Committee in mind, but the conditions of police employment are necessarily very different from those of industrial employment.