§ MR. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been directed to the Report of the Select Committee to whom the City of London Police Bill, 1889, was referred, urging the desirability of dealing with the whole question of police superannuation throughout England, including the Metropolis; and if he now sees his way to introduce a Superannuation Bill for the Metropolitan Police, and one for the Constabulary Forces, upon the lines of the Acts obtained by Lincolnshire and the West Riding of Yorkshire, or otherwise to redeem the promises held out to the Constabulary by many of his predecessors for some 20 years, or otherwise to take action upon the recommendations of the Police Superannuation Committee which reported in 1877?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
Yes, Sir; I have had my attention called to the Report and the Statutes referred to in the question. The subject of police superannuation is now under the consideration of Her Majesty's Government, and I hope before long to be able to inform my hon. Friend what course the Government will take with regard to it.