HC Deb 16 November 1917 vol 99 cc737-8W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware that certain men, classed B 1, in the port police, whose work was understood to be confined to certain ports in this country, were sent to France and were there placed on ordinary police duty for which physically they were unfitted; whether it is in accordance with the regulations to transfer such men to France; and what steps he will take to re-transfer them to duties for which they are better suited?


I understand that at one period there were some twenty port police surplus to establishment. These were sent to France as Military Foot Police, which is the corps to which they belong. They were sent to carry out duties on the lines of communication, for which they were considered physically fit. I am not aware of any agreement to confine such men to the duty of policing ports in this country.

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