HC Deb 24 February 1927 vol 202 cc1889-90
33. Mr. HAYES

asked the Home Secretary what steps he has taken to secure payment of the cost-of-living bonus due to the Isle of Wight constabulary; for how long these payments have been outstanding; and whether individual officers may proceed by way of civil process to recover wages due?


The police authority granted and paid the bonus for the six months September, 1920, to March, 1921, but did not grant it for the re mainder of the full period to September, 1921, for which the Bonus Committee's scheme provided. Representations have been made to the police authority and a deduction has been made from the Exchequer grant. I cannot undertake to advise the hon. Member on the last part of the question.


In the event of an individual officer applying for permission, will the officer make any objection to his suing in a civil Court?


I think that must wait, if an application be made, it will be properly considered and dealt with.