HC Deb 31 May 1916 vol 82 cc2751-2W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the average allowance given for lodging purposes to men of the City and Metropolitan Police is only 2s. per week; whether he is aware that married men having an average family of four children have paid and are still paying an average of 9s. per week; and whether he will have an inquiry made as to the grievance which exists and is complained of?


The average allowance in the City Police is 3s. a week. An allowance which approximately averages 2s. a week is given to married officers of the Metropolitan Police below a certain rank who pay a rent of 6s. and upwards. It is intended as a contribution towards the rent they necessarily have to pay for lodgings. No ground has been shown for an inquiry into this matter.