HL Deb 24 June 1856 vol 142 cc1894-5

Amendments reported (according to Order).

Further Amendments made.

THE EARL OF POWIS moved the insertion of a clause giving to the magistrates increased powers with respect to the appointment and suspension of police constables.


expressed himself in favour of such a clause.


opposed the Motion, and said, that the Government could have no objection whatever to a committee of the magistracy meeting to inquire into and report upon the finance and other matters relative to the police force of counties and boroughs, and transmitting the result of their labours to the Secretary of State. But he thought it would be a course attended with great inconvenience if the magistrates were permitted to exercise constant control and superisvion over the force.

After a few words from Lord BERNERS,

Amendment negatived.

Bill to be read 3a on Friday next.