§ Mr. HAYES (by Private Notice)
asked the Home Secretary whether he is now able to make a statement to the House of the manner and form of the vindication of ex-Sergeant Horace Josling, "C" 23 Division, Metropolitan Police, who was called upon to resign the Service on the 15th July, 1922, in connection with charges of corruption he had made in a letter to Brigadier-General Sir William Horwood, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police; whether restitution will include any financial consideration, and, if so, the amount.
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
I am happy to be able to inform the House of the settlement that has been arrived at. Mr. Josling, who was required to resign, will be treated as having resigned his appointment voluntarily in circumstances involving no reflection upon his personal character. The necessary amendments have been made in the formal records of the Force. In addition, Mr. Josling will receive a sum of, £1,500 from the Metropolitan Police Fund. Payment is being made forthwith. Mr. Josling has accepted these terms as a fair and generous settlement of a claim which, although it had no legal basis, appeared to me to merit sympathetic consideration. Perhaps the House will allow me to wish Mr. Josling every success in his present career.