HC Deb 15 February 1917 vol 90 cc812-3W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the number of the police being men of military age in the county of Surrey is the subject of adverse comment, and that the Windlesham local tribunal has passed a resolution in condemnation; and whether combing out will be applied to the police forces in the United Kingdom, especially where special constables are so readily available and efficient as in Surrey?


The resolution referred to was communicated to the War Office. The resolution of the Windlesham local tribunal was brought to the notice of the chief constable concerned. It was reported that he had already released a large proportion of his force. In accordance with the decision of the War Cabinet instructions have now been given to call up for military service all policemen fit For general service up to the age of twenty-two, inclusive.