§ 21. Mr. DAY
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of constables or officers of the Metropolitan Police Force who were involved in accidents and sustained injuries, fatal or otherwise, whilst on duty, for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date; and what compassionate or compensatory allowances were made to the widows and/or children in fatal cases.
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)
In the year 1935—the latest period of 12 months for which figures are readily available—962 members of the Metropolitan Police Force were placed on the sick list as a result of injuries and accidents of all kinds incurred while on duty. In addition, two members of the force lost their lives in the course of duty. Under the provisions of the Police Pensions Act, 1921, the widows were each awarded a pension of £78 per annum, and in respect of four children (three in one case and one in the other) an annual allowance of £15 12s for each child was granted.