HC Deb 11 December 1922 vol 159 c2404W

asked the Home Secretary whether be has issued any Regulations or circulars regarding the intervention of police officers in politics: and whether, under any of these circulars, police officers are forbidden to put questions to all -candidates as to conditions of pay and service?


The police are under a statutory obligation not to endeavour to influence electors as to their votes, and this is well understood in the police service. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.