HC Deb 13 August 1919 vol 119 c1329W

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to the fact that a policeman on strike succeeded in securing the arrest of two persons engaged in robbing a seafaring man, receiving the thanks of the presiding magistrate there for; and whether he will take steps to show his appreciation of such conduct either by making a special exception in the man's favour of the order refusing to reinstate any policeman on strike or, failing that, in some other marked manner?


I presume the case to which the hon. Member refers is that of an ex-constable of the City of London force which was mentioned in the Press last week. He cannot be reinstated, and the question whether the services which he tendered should be recognised in some other manner is one for the City Authorities.