§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the omission of the River Tyne Commissioners to comply with the requirements of the statutory regulations under the Police Act, 1919, in respect of conditions of service of the River Tyne Police; and what action it is proposed to take in the matter?
§ Mr. SHORT
Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend has given the matter his careful consideration, and in view of the exceptional position of this force, which is not subject to Government inspection and does not receive Exchequer grant, he has come to the conclusion that it is not within his province to take any further action.