HC Deb 17 March 1938 vol 333 c616W
Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary the cause of the Metropolitan police precept being increased by 2d.?

Sir S. Hoare

The hon. Member is under a misapprehension. The Metropolitan Police precept, which has been 11d. in the £ for the last three years, has been increased by one halfpenny to11½d. for 1938–39, owing mainly to increased expenditure on pensions and buildings.