HC Deb 11 July 1932 vol 268 cc909-10W

asked the Home Secretary how many appeals have been received up to the present time under the Police (Appeals) Act, 1927, from men who had been dismissed or ordered to resign in lieu of dismissal from the Metropolitan police, City of London police, county police, and borough police,

Police (Appeals) Act, 1927.
Particulars of Cases.
Total No. of appeals. No of inquiries held. Legal aid No of appeals dismissed with-out inquiry. No of appeals dismissed after inquiry. No of cases in which punishment was varied. No of appeals allowed. No of cases outstanding.
Allowed. Refused.
Metropolitan Police Force. 39 4 4 35 4
City of London Police Force. 1 1
County Forces 20 8 7 12 7* 1 *
City and Borough Forces. 25 7 7 18 4 2 1
Total 85 19 18 66 15 3 1
* In two cases the appeal was allowed in respect of one of the charges, but this did not affect the punishment.


asked the Home Secretary the names of persons appointed by him to hold inquiries under the Police (Appeals) Act, 1927; whether such persons hold or have held appointments with salary under the Crown; and the fees, if any, paid in connection with the appeals they have been appointed to hear?


Inquiries under the Police (Appeals) Act have been conducted by the following:

Sir Henry Maddocks, K.C.

Mr. E. C. P. Boyd, Metropolitan Police Magistrate.

Sir Ernley Blackwell, K.C.B., Legal Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Home Department.

Sir Leonard Dunning,* Bt., His Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary.

respectively; in how many cases were inquiries held; in how many cases was legal aid allowed and in how many refused; in how many cases were the appeals dismissed without an inquiry being held; is how many cases were the appeals dismissed after inquiry; in how many cases were the punishments appealed from varied; in how many cases were appeals allowed; and how many appeals are now outstanding?


Ninety-one appeals have been received, of which six were withdrawn or not proceeded with. The remainder were disposed of as shown in the subjoined schedule.

Major-General Sir Llewelyn Atcherley, C.M.G., C. V.O., His Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary.

Mr. C. de Courcy Parry, C.B.E., His Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary.

* Sir Leonard Dunning also conducted an inquiry after his retirement from the post mentioned.

A fee of 50 guineas was paid to Sir Henry Maddocks in respect of the long and intricate inquiry which he conducted and a fee of 10 guineas to Sir Leonard Dunning in respect of the inquiry which he conducted after his retirement.