10. Mr. L'ESTRANGE MALONE
asked the Home Secretary whether, seeing that the grant of £500 made to Major Graham Bell Murray was made out of the Metropolitan police fund, and that such fund consists of annual Government grants 1146 and of the proceeds of a rate and of fines and fees, and is for the purpose of defraying police charges and expenses, he will say by what authority a grant ex gratia was made out of such fund?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
I think so. At all events, I have made the grant, and, of course, it is open to the Public Accounts Committee to surcharge me if it is wrong.
§ Mr. JOHNSTON
If there are no precedents, does not the right hon. Gentleman think it highly desirable that he should create them?