HC Deb 25 November 1937 vol 329 cc1394-5
42. Mr. Kelly

asked the Home Secretary the number of officers of the Metropolitan Police who have been recruited under special terms of agreement different from those of general recruitment; the particulars of officers so affected; and what arrangements have been made in respect of pensionable service of officers of the fighting forces who have joined the Metropolitan Police, with particular reference to whether seconded from those forces and the terms and period of engagement?

Sir S. Hoare

If the hon. Member has in mind the filling of senior posts in the force by direct recruitment, there are at present 19 such officers serving. No special terms of engagement were laid down, except as to age of retirement in one case. All such officers are subject to the provisions of the Police Pensions Acts; none is seconded from the Navy, Army or Air Force; if they have previous naval or military service they cannot reckon it for police pension, and no special pension arrangements have been made in their case.

Mr. Kelly

With regard to the first part of the question, will the right hon. Gentleman say whether any were engaged under special agreements as to pensions and years of service?

Sir S. Hoare

The hon. Member had better put that question down.

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