§ MR. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, for nearly twenty years, successive Governments have held out hopes to the Constabulary Forces of Great Britain, that the matter of their superannuation, after long and faithful service, might be placed on a more satisfactory footing by legislation; if such hopes remain unfulfilled; and, if, at the earliest opportunity in the ensuing Session, he will introduce the Bill his predecessor promised to bring in directly after last Easter?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
Yes, Sir. I am aware that repeated efforts have been made during recent years to legislate on this subject; but, so far, without success. I am fully alive to the importance of this matter, and during the Recess I shall consider the whole question, with a view to legislation; but it will probably be found that this subject will have to be dealt with in connection with the larger subject of Local Government.