HC Deb 18 July 1929 vol 230 cc597-8
12. Mr. DAY

asked the Home Secretary whether full transcript shorthand notes are taken of evidence given against police officers when they are tried before the disciplinary board?


Yes, Sir.

Captain MARGESSON (by Private Notice)

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the disciplinary action taken by the Chief Constable of Warwickshire in the case of certain police officers stationed at Rugby, and whether there is any appeal to him from the decision of the Chief Constable and whether he proposes to take any action with regard thereto.


I am aware that certain members of the Warwickshire Police Force stationed at Rugby have recently been reduced in rank on account of offences of neglect of duty of which they have been found guilty or have admitted. The final decision in such a case is that of the Chief Constable, who under statute is the disciplinary authority. The Chief Constable of Warwickshire has, however, in this particular case kept His Majesty's Inspector fully informed throughout with regard to all developments. I know that full consideration has been given to the rank and previous service of the officers concerned, and I am satisfied that, having regard to all the circumstances, there is no occasion for any intervention on my part.


Am I to understand that there is no right of appeal to-any person or tribunal for these officers?


Under statute, I understand, there is not.

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