§ 46. Mr. GROVES
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that members of the A Division Metropolitan Police are expected to instruct on beat members of the special constabulary, and that this instruction is confined to the ordinary duties of a constable and not emergency; whether such orders and duties meet with his approval; and whether, as special constables are only to be utilised for emergency duties, he will issue instructions that police constables are not compelled to instruct specials in the ordinary routine?
I would refer the hon. Member to the statement made by my right hon. Friend in the Debate on the Police Vote. A limited number of special constables are being given an opportunity of learning something of ordinary police duty so that in emergency they may be able to do some of the work of the regular police if the main body of the force has to be employed elsewhere on more important duties.