HC Deb 13 December 1926 vol 200 cc2565-6

asked the Home Secretary whether, seeing that the members of a large number of the police force in colliery districts have had to undertake extended duty and forgo all leave during the time the Emergency Regulations have been in operation, it is proposed to compensate them and pay them for all overtime work?


I am advised that under the provisions of the Police (Weekly Rest Day) Act and the Police Regulations there is no right to compensation for rest days lost during the period of emergency. I hope that annual leave will be granted where it has not been possible to do so yet. The payments for extended hours of duty, which cannot be compensated by "time off," are governed by the provisions of the Regulations.


Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman see that, in spite of the fact that it may not be usual to compensate them for the time they put in extra, will he do so?


It is possible that compensation should be paid in certain circumstances.