§ Sir PHILIP PILDITCH
asked the Home Secretary if he will issue a regulation to provide that in the case of an officer who has been on active service during the War and is applying for the position of chief or deputy-chief constable of a county or borough, the period of his service may be deducted from his age, having regard to the provisions of the Police Act restricting applications to candidates under 40 years of age?
§ Mr. SHORTT
The Home Office rule which applies only to counties and not to boroughs fixes the maximum age for appointment at forty-five, but provides for exceptions being made under special circumstances. As war service can properly be regarded as a special circumstance for the purposes of this rule, I do not think the suggested amendment of the rule is necessary.