§ 62. Mr. LANSBURY
asked the Home Secretary if he can state on what date it is proposed that Lord Byng shall take over the duties of Chief Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police; and does he intend to ask Lord Byng to undertake duties or work of any kind at Scotland Yard before the actual retirement of the present Chief Commissioner?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
Sir William Horwood will attain the age of 60 on 7th November next, and I contemplate that Lord Byng will assume the office of Commissioner on or about that date. The reply to the last part of the question is in the negative.