HC Deb 24 March 1927 vol 204 c540
13. Mr. HAYES

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the fine of 10s. per week for 12 months inflicted upon Police Constable Drysdale, St. Helen's Borough Police Force, by the watch committee; and whether the fine has been inflicted as such under Statutory Regulation 24 or as a reduction in rate of pay under Statutory Regulation 22?


Yes, Sir. From a preliminary report it appears that the punishment was a reduction in pay which is governed by the provisions of Regulation 22.


Does not the answer entirely dispose of any suggestion that the watch committee acted ultra vires?


No, Sir. The answer simply gives the hon. Member the information which he asked for as to the particular Regulation under which the fine was inflicted. I have already said that I am not in a position to make a full statement on the case.

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