HC Deb 28 November 1917 vol 99 c2051W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is now prepared to reconsider his decision forbidding the police from joining the Police and Prison Officers' Union; and whether, seeing that the union, as now constituted, only aims at the right of conference and collective representation, he will consider the desirability in the interest of the public of withdrawing his embargo and thus preventing the union seeking the general support of organised industry in obtaining these objects?


I can only refer my right hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to him on the 7th June of this year.


asked the Home Secretary if he has considered the smallness of the pay and allowance to members of the Metropolitan police force of all ranks in relation to their responsibilities and the general level of wages now prevailing; and is it proposed to review the present rates, having regard to the increase in the cost of living and the disparity between the wages of the police and the increased standards authorised by the Government in other permanent occupations?


I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on Monday last to a question on this subject by the hon. Member for Mile End.

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