§ Mr. CADOGAN (by Private Notice)
asked the Home Secretary whether the Board set up to inquire into the appeal of a superintendent of the Metropolitan Police against his dismissal from the force has reported that the charges made against him were unfounded; and whether it is possible for him to make any statement?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The Board of Inquiry to which my hon. Friend refers has found the charges to have been proved and is unable to recommend any revision of the sentence; and after considering the board's report, I have dismissed the appeal. My hon. Friend's question is no doubt based on a categorical statement which appeared last Wednesday in a London newspaper that the board had decided that the superintendent had been wrongfully dismissed and had stated in their report that the charges against him were unfounded. I am sure the House will share my view that it was on every ground deplorable that currency should have been given to this false statement.