HC Deb 13 March 1924 vol 170 cc2527-8
55. Mr. HAYES

asked the Home Secretary whether he can see his way to issue instructions to all chiefs of police that applications for change of duties submitted by police officers for the purpose of attending divine service should be sympathetically considered and, if the exigencies of the service permit, the necessary facilities be granted?


There is no record at the Home Office of any complaint of lack of consideration on the point, but if my hon. Friend knows of any cases where there is ground for complaint, and will give me particulars, I will have them looked into.


Will the right hon. Gentleman take my word for it that there are complaints, but, obviously, it is not in the interests of the individuals concerned that I should give particulars?