HC Deb 06 October 1931 vol 257 cc973-5
18. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the investigation held by the Disciplinary Board of the Metropolitan Police into the charges in which one inspector and 23 constables were suspended from duty last July, pending investigation for alleged corrupt dealing with bookmakers and street traders, has now been finally completed; and can he give the results?

men, boys, women, and girls, respectively, for each of the last four weeks for which figures are available, and the total number of recipients in each class?


As the reply includes a table of figures, I will, if I may, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir Herbert Samuel)

The whole of the cases have now been dealt with by the Discipline Board as follow: One inspector and 26 constables have been dismissed. All these men appealed to the Commissioner, who dismissed the appeals. One sergeant has been reduced to the rank of constable and transferred to another division; four constables have been fined anti transferred to other divisions, and one sergeant and eight constables were found not guilty. The inspector and 17 of the constables who were dismissed appealed to my predecessor or myself under the Police (Appeals) Act. One appeal was withdrawn, 14 have been dismissed, and the remainder are still under consideration.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say when some final decision will be arrived at with regard to the appeals outstanding?


There are only three still outstanding, and they will be dealt with very shortly.

Rear-Admiral BEAMISH

What steps are being taken to prosecute the people who have corrupted or endeavoured to corrupt these men?


I should like to have notice of that question.