§ 1. Mr. W. J. Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in how many appeals under the Police (Appeals) Acts, 1046 1927 and 1943, which had been disposed of up to 30th September, 1946, had cases been remitted to chief constables for reconsideration, and with what results; in how many appeals, which had been disposed of up to 30th September, 1946, were the punishments of dismissal, enforced resignation, reduction in rank, or reduction in rate of pay, respectively, reduced, or, except in cases of dismissal, increased.
§ The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Westwood)
The answer to the first part of the Question is that three cases were remitted to the chief constable for further consideration. In two of these cases, where the punishment was a requirement to resign, the appellant was reinstated by the chief constable. In the other case, the chief constable adhered to his decision, but the punishment of dismissal was reduced by the Secretary of State to one of reduction in rate of pay. As regards the second part of the Question the numbers are 10, six, none, and one respectively. There were no cases of increase of punishment.