HC Deb 08 November 1928 vol 222 cc199-200
16. Mr. HAYES

asked the Home Secretary whether the Assistant Commissioner of the Criminal Investigation Department, New Scotland Yard, in tendering his resignation, offered any reasons for his action; arid, if so, whether they can be stated?


No, Sir. In expressing to me, as he did, his desire to follow his Chief into retirement, General Childs gave no reasons. I am well aware, however, that he had been feeling the strain of this very heavy and responsible post, to which he was appointed seven years ago after long and strenuous Army service. In order that there may be no misunderstanding, it is probably desirable that I should add that General Childs' retirement is in no way connected, directly or indirectly, with any inquiry into the affairs of the Criminal Investigation Department.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any appointment has been made?


No, Sir.