Wednesday, 7 November 1888.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
TUESDAY, Nov. 6.
THE METROPOLITAN POLICE.
Mr. PICKERSGILL asked the Home Secretary why and under what circumstances Mr. James Monro, C.B., had retired from the office of Assistant Commissioner of Metropolitan Police; and whether he was now in the public service, and, if so, in what capacity.
Mr. MATTHEWS. - Mr. Monro, to my great regret, thought it necessary to resign the office of Assistant Commissioner of Metropolitan Police on account of differences of opinion between himself and the Commissioner on questions of police administration. With regard to the second question, I can only say that I have made arrangements which enable me to have the benefit of Mr. Monro’s advice in matters relating to crime where it may seem desirable.