HC Deb 20 July 1914 vol 65 cc60-1W

also asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the London Electric Railway Company are employing Metropolitan policeman to work odd days as railway police constables on the rest days allowed by the recent Act of Parliament; and, having regard to the fact that this is a violation of the intention and spirit of this Act, which was to ensure at least one day's rest in seven, what action he proposes to take?


A few constables are employed on Sundays at two stations on the Hampstead Tube Railway, and on Saturday afternoons on the Great Central and Metropolitan Joint Railway for the purpose of regulating large crowds and preventing accidents. They are so employed, not on their weekly rest-day, but on other clays after they have completed their ordinary tour of duty.