HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 c1263W
Mr. Rathbone

asked the Home Secretary whether the grant due on 15th July to the Cornwall County Council for police services has yet been paid; and, if not, what are the reasons for the continued delay?

Sir J. Anderson

Payment of an instalment of grant which would ordinarily have been paid in July last was withheld as the Secretary of State was not satisfied that the force was being fully and properly maintained in point of numbers. Now, however, the force has been strengthened by the employmnt of temporary constables, including members of the First Police Reserve and other police auxiliaries, and, having reviewed the situation in the light of present circumstances, I have seen my way to authorise payment of the instalment of grant in question.