HC Deb 30 March 1927 vol 204 cc1260-1
74. Mr. DIXEY

asked the Home Secretary if he is now in a position to say whether the inquiry into the penalty imposed by the St. Helen's Watch Committee on a constable, arising out of the general strike, was in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Home Office and was conducive to good police discipline?


I have now-received full reports of the disciplinary-proceedings in this case, and, so far as I can find, the procedure was in accordance with the Regulations. I do not desire to comment further upon it.


Has the right hon. Gentleman any information to the effect that, as a result of the batoning, it is reported that the boy's eyesight is so affected that he has been compelled to leave his employment, and is there no legal remedy which can be applied to such a case?


I have received a full report on this case, and I have answered that I believe the procedure was in accordance with the Regulations and, therefore, it was not necessary for me, nor do I desire, to express any opinion on the conduct of the case or make any further remarks about it. I have no authority.