HC Deb 29 June 1933 vol 279 cc1642-3

asked the Home Secretary the figures for members of all categories of the county constabulary and the Metropolitan Police, detailed for special duty for traffic and other purposes at the Aldershot Tattoos and Royal Air Force, Hendon, displays, in the years 1929, 1930, 1931, and 1932, respectively; and whether any extra public expenditure was involved by this additional duty?


As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures:

The numbers of all ranks of the Metropolitan Police employed in connection with the Royal Air Force Display at Hendon have been in

1929 1,056
1930 1,111
1931 1,151
1932 1,276
involving an extra expenditure each year of between £150 and £200 in respect of travelling and refreshment allowances.

The numbers of all ranks of the Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey County Constabularies, including special constables employed on special duty in connection with the Aldershot Tattoo, have been in

1929 182
1930 213
1931 206
1932 203
involving an extra expenditure of £8 each year for subsistence allowances to constables drafted away from their stations.