HC Deb 13 February 1930 vol 235 cc636-7W

asked the Home Secretary whether, with regard to ox-Constable Allsopp, of the Metropolitan Police, who resigned in February, 1928, with a character of general good conduct, and was refused an omnibus conductor's licence in March of that year, he will state the reason for such refusal; and seeing that ex-Constable Allsopp has since been granted a licence, what new facts were brought forward to justify such issue in view of the previous refusal?


I am informed by the Commissioner that the reason for the refusal of the licence was that, having regard to the nature of the offences of which Allsopp had been found guilty, he was not regarded as a suitable person to hold a conductor's licence. Subsequently, on the receipt of representations from Allsopp, the matter was reconsidered by the Commissioner in relation to the terms of the certificate of conduct held by him, and a licence was issued. There were no new facts brought forward in connection with this latter decision—only a reconsideration, at the request of Allsopp, of facts previously known.