HC Deb 12 July 1915 vol 73 cc660-1W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will cause reconsideration to be given to the application of Mrs. Parrett, No. 185, Earlsfield Road, Earlsfield, S.W., wife of ex-police constable William Henry Parrett, who asked and received permission to resign from the police in order to join the military foot police, for the special allowance from police funds, on the same footing as in the case of policemen who rejoin the Army with the sanction of their superior officers under the Police Constables (Naval and Military Service) Act, 1914; if he is aware of the official statement that under the Police (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1915, such privileges would be extended to any police officer, whether he had served in the Army in the past or not, or whether he had special qualifications or not, and should apply to all who had already enlisted; and, whatever the technical position may be, will he keep in view that an impression was thereby created that such privileges were intended to be made available for all officers, including a man in the position of Parrett?


The facts of this case were fully stated in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Wandsworth on the 8th of March last. The Police (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1915, applies to men who enlisted before the Act passed exactly as it applies to men who enlist after its passing; but this ease does not come within its provisions.