HC Deb 17 October 1946 vol 427 cc255-6W
Mr. J. Morrison

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what powers a local authority can claim that the residence of a police officer is purchasable by the authority on the basis of 1939 prices.

Mr. Ede

Under statutory powers, the local authority can, in appropriate cases, acquire property compulsorily for accommodation for police officers. Section 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944, provides that in such cases the amount of compensation shall be ascer-

stating the categories of reasons given for the resignations.

Mr. Ede

In the 12 months ended 30th September last, 1,194 recruits joined the Metropolitan and City of London police forces and 4,866 recruits joined the county and borough police forces of England and Wales; practically all these recruits were taken in after 1st January, 1946. During the 12 months ended 30th Sptember, 1939, 1,159 recruits joined the Metropolitan police force, and 3,859 recruits joined the other forces in England and Wales.

In the period 1st January to 31st August, 1946, there were the following resignations on other than medical grounds:

tained by reference to prices current at the 31st March, 1939.