§ 89. Colonel HOWARD-BURY
asked the Secretary of State for India the figures for the numbers of armed police in the different Provinces in India and Burma; and whether there has been an addition or reduction of their number in the past year?
§ Mr. BENN
I am circulating a statement which shows the actual strength of the Military Police in the year 1920 in those Provinces in which these special corps are maintained. As the hon. and gallant Member is no doubt aware, the details of police organisation vary from Province and Province, but generally speaking all the Civil Police in India receive some training in the use of arms, and in each Province a reserve of armed Civil Police is maintained which can be enlarged if necessary. I cannot give figures for these reserves, but, in reply to the second part of the hon. and gallant Member's question, I am circulating figures showing the number of additional Civil Police entertained for use with the armed reserve in various provinces betwen April and December, 1930.
§ Colonel HOWARD-BURY
With regard to the last part of the question, can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there has been an addition or a reduction in their numbers during the past year throughout the country?
§ Following are the statements:
§ STATEMENT showing the actual strength of the Military Police in various Provinces in 1929.
|North West Frontier Province||4,035|
§ STATEMENT showing the additional Civil Police entertained for use with the Armed Reserve in various Provinces during the Civil Disobedience Movement.
|Bihar and Orissa||400|
|North West Frontier Province||1,224|
§ 90. Colonel HOWARD-BURY
asked the Secretary of State for India how many provincial governments have proposed a reduction in the numbers of police during the past year?
§ 91 and 92. Brigadier-General CLIFTON BROWN
asked the Secretary of State for India (1) whether he can state the amounts of pay received by police constables and sergeants in the Bengal Presidency;
(2) whether he can state the amounts of pay received by police constables and sergeants in the Bombay Presidency?
§ Mr. BENN
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer given or 7th July, 1930, to the hon. Member for Eastbourne (Mr. Marjoribanks) which contains such information on the subject as I possess. The figures there given were:—Constables 20–24 rupees a month in Bombay and Bengal, Sergeants 150–200 in Bombay, 175–225 in Bengal. These were the figures for district police: those for city police in Bombay and Calcutta are higher.