HC Deb 26 April 1934 vol 288 c1860
30. Major MILNER

asked the Home Secretary whether he will take the opinion of the Law Officers of the Crown regarding the property rights of the Central Canteen Committee of the Metropolitan Police vested in the receiver or the Central Canteen Committee, having regard to the views expressed in the report of March, 1927, by a committee of which the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Chorley (Mr. Hacking) was president and the receiver of the Metropolitan Police a member, that the showrooms and headquarters of the canteen service in the Borough High Street were the private property of the Central Canteen Committee and had no connection whatever with the Police Fund?


No, Sir. Since December, 1928, the freehold and leasehold property in question has been held not by the receiver or the Central Canteen Committee but by Trustees on behalf of the force generally, and it will continue to be so held.