HC Deb 19 February 1920 vol 125 c1085W

asked the Home Secretary what action he proposes taking to compel payment of the police rate by those municipalities that have refused to pay them until the policemen dismissed for taking part in the strike are reinstated?


The payments in question became due on the 10th of this month, and 24 of the 28 London boroughs have already paid, or will pay within the next few days The Receiver is communicating with the others and I hope they will pay without compulsion. If they do not there are ample powers, and I am consulting the Law Officers as to the precise steps to be taken.