HC Deb 07 April 1925 vol 182 c2061W
Major GLYN

asked the Minister of Health the county authorities in England and Wales which have inaugurated a scheme for the provision of houses for the use of constables in rural districts, thus freeing houses which would be normally used by workers on the land, and, incidentally, supplying the police with a standard house specially designed for a constable's requirements; whether in these eases the ratepayers are saved expense due to paying high rents; and whether he will urge on other county councils the advantages of this scheme?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply. A number of county police authorities have adopted schemes for the building of houses for constables in rural districts, some of whom build to a standard plan, but I regret that I am unable to give a list without more detailed inquiry. I agree that the policy is probably advantageous, but I do not think that it is necessary for me at present to make any representations to police authorities on the subject.