HC Deb 13 May 1918 vol 106 cc49-50W

asked the Home Secretary whether Instructions have been issued by his Department that police officers called up for military service must be posted to the Guards or to the Machine Gun Corps, and, if found unsuitable, to any other Infantry regiment; whether each police officer is given a certificate to tender to the recruiting officer with the request that he be posted to the Guards or to the Machine Gun Corps; and by what authority has the Home Office issued such an Instruction?


Instructions were issued by the War Office that the men recently released from the police for military service who reached the necessary physical standard were to be posted to the Guards or Machine Gun Corps. The Memorandum to which the hon. Member refers was given to each constable to facilitate the prompt posting of the men in accordance with the War Office Instructions.