HL Deb 10 May 1950 vol 167 c231

2.48 p.m.


My Lords, I think I am right in saying that these regulations are non-controversial, and I need do no more than move formally that they be approved. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Special Order as reported from the Special Orders Committee on Thursday last be approved.—(Lord Shepherd.)


My Lords, I take it that the Scottish regulations will be moved separately and that these are regulations to make the necessary provision for men coming from the Ulster Constabulary and from the Overseas Forces.


My Lords, on the first point raised by the noble Lord, the arrangements proposed are reciprocal. Members of the Police Forces in Northern Ireland can, under the new regulations, come to Great Britain and join the Forces here, and vice versa. Years of service in either country will count in the assessment of pensions. On the other point the regulations provide for police officers who are being returned from Germany and who have received higher pay. They are to receive special consideration, both as to payment of a lump sum and, where earned, a higher superannuation rate.

On Question, Motion agreed to.