§ Mr. THOMAS RICHARDSON
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is now able to state the decision of the Law Officers of the Crown on the question submitted to them on 5th August, which related to the grounds on which the Home Office refuses its consent to the decision of the standing joint committee of the Durham County Council to pay Police-constable J. Welsh, after ten years and eleven months' service in the force, a pension according to Scale B of the Police Act, 1890?
§ Mr. McKENNA
No, Sir. I have not yet received the Law Officers' opinion, but I understand it will be ready in a few days.