66. Captain CROOKSHANK
asked the Home Secretary why the height standard for the Metropolitan constabulary was reduced; whether there has been any difficulty recently in securing recruits; whether the establishment of the constabulary is being increased; and, if so, by how many?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The reason for the temporary modification of the height standard is the difficulty experienced in obtaining sufficient suitable recruits, above the normal minimum of height, to fill the current vacancies in the force. There has been no recent change of establishment, apart from trifling variations.