§ 38. Mr. Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the reason for the delay in giving a decision on the claim of the Metropolitan Police Branch Board of the Police Federation for an increase in the maximum rent allowance, which was made on 4th November, 1961, in view of the fact that all the necessary information has been in his hands for eight months; and if he will expedite a decision.
§ Mr. Renton
An increase in the maximum rent allowance for the Metropolitan Police has now been approved. Before a decision could be reached it was necessary to give detailed consideration to the circumstances affecting the claim, with particular reference to the scale of the increases in rents reported.