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Police (Sickness)

Volume 886: debated on Friday 14 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Metropolitan Police officers were off duty through sickness for any period during 1973 and 1974 suffering from mental exhaustion caused by the stresses of performing their duty in London.

This information could be obtained only by disproportionate effort. The Commissioner is, however, aware of the strains imposed on members of his force, and to alleviate them he has recently increased the number of rest days available to be taken.