§ 15. Sir HARRY BRITTAIN
asked the Home Secretary whether he can state the condition of recruiting for the Metropolitan Police; whether a sufficient number of candidates are presenting themselves; whether the standard of physique is being maintained; and can he give the approximate figures of those who are London-born and those who are drawn from outside the Metropolitan area?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
On the 21st instant the Force was 229 under strength. I am advised that there is a sufficiency of candidates, and that the standard of physique is being maintained. I am not in a position to give the information asked for in the last part of the question.