HC Deb 17 August 1911 vol 29 c2231W

asked the Home Secretary if he can say whether forms were sent to all police pensioners giving them an opportunity of applying for duty with the Metropolitan Police at His Majesty's Coronation, or if they were only sent to a selected number of pensioners having regard to the limit in the number it was possible to employ; and, if so, will he state on what basis those who were given an opportunity to apply were selected, and whether any large number of pensioners were excluded from the opportunity of applying?


Forms were sent to all police officers who had resigned since 1st January, 1900, and had completed twenty-five years' service, with the exception of those who retired as superintendents or chief inspectors. The basis of selection was the ground of known suitability. As authority was given for 1,200 only to be reattested, many desirous of employment could not be accepted.