HC Deb 26 June 1930 vol 240 c1327
29. Mr. TOOLE

asked the Home Secretary if he has any figures showing how many retired and pensioned policemen are at present engaged in remunerative employment; how many are still engaged in the police service in England and Wales who are eligible for retirement on pension; and what is their rank?


My right hon Friend has no available information as to the nature of the present posts held by police pensioners, nor can he say how many men qualified by length of service to retire on pension are at present employed in the county and borough police; but in the Metropolitan Police there were on 23rd instant 32 superintendents, 123 inspectors, 54 sergeants and 90 constables so qualified.


Does the Under-Secretary think that compulsory retirement would be some small solution of the unemployment problem? In view of the fact that he has not the information, am I to take the answer to indicate that he cannot get the information?