HC Deb 16 February 1922 vol 150 cc1221-2W

asked the Home Secretary whether a constable who recently retired from the Metropolitan Police on the new scale of pension is being employed as a cleaner at Acton Police Station; and, if so, whether this work had been previously offered to a pensioner in receipt of a pre-War pension?


I am informed by the Commissioner that an ex-constable on the higher scale of pension is now employed as cleaner at this station. Before he was appointed all the pre-War pensioners in the neighbourhood were canvassed, but only one was willing to take the work, and he was considered to be unfit to perform the duties satisfactorily, on account of age and infirmity.