HC Deb 25 July 1918 vol 108 cc2024-5W

asked the Minister of National Service whether in view of the fact that Metropolitan special constables of six months' service who are over forty-five and in Grade 2 are to be exempted from military service, similar arrangements will be made as regards county special constables who fulfil the above conditions?


It is not proposed to extend to the provinces the general arrangement made with regard to Metropolitan special constables, but it has been arranged with the Home Office that lists of special constables forty-five years of age or over in Grade 2 who are essential to the carrying out of emergency measures in certain areas may be submitted to the Directors of National Service in the regions with a view to their being protected so long as they continue satisfactorily to perform their police duties.