§ 21. Mr. DAY
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he will consider affording officers of the Metropolitan and provincial police forces the right of being heard either in person and/or legally represented in any appeals they make to him against decisions in which they have been dismissed or asked to resign?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)
Under the Police (Appeals) Act, 1927, it is within the discretion of the Secretary of State to deter mine an appeal without the taking of 2387 oral evidence at an inquiry, and my right hon. Friend sees no ground for pro posing any amendment of this provision.