§ 45. Mr. Parker
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consider a higher rate of pay for school crossing patrols in the Metropolitan Police area coupled with a reduction of hours worked, with a view to attracting more applicants for this work.
§ Mr. Renton
I understand that an application for an increase of pay has been made to the Commissioner of Police on behalf of the school crossing patrols in the Metropolitan Police District. There is recognised negotiating machinery for this service, and it would not be right to comment while the claim is under consideration.