The following question stood on the Paper in the name ofMr. GROVES:23. To ask the Home Secretary the fund from which the expenses are met on occasions when the local police deem it necessary to be defended in Court by solicitors or counsel; if such expenses are met from the borough police rate, what steps are taken to consult the local authorities, who have to levy the rate, before any such expenditure is incurred; and whether, in instances where the cases are police v. public, both sides can be defended from such borough fund?
§ Viscount CURZON
Does not this question cast a reflection upon the police, and could not we have an answer, in the 569 absence of the hon. Member who put it down, so that we may know exactly what are the circumstances?