HC Deb 27 March 1928 vol 162 c267
99. Mr. HAYES

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a police officer who is instructed to parade at a certain time is regarded as on duty when complying with such instruction?


This is a general question to which it is not possible for me to give a reply without some indication of the particular circumstances in which the officer is instructed to parade. If the hon. Member cares to write to me and let me know the circumstances he has in his mind, I will endeavour to give him a reply.


In view of the varying practices which obtain in the various police forces, would it not be advisable to send out some definite instructions on the matter in order that the pin pricks that occur may not recur?


I will certainly consider that. I was not aware that the instructions were not definite, but I will look into the question.