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ELECTION IN MAY.

WELSH MAKERS.I WATCHING.

. FREEDOMS OF SWANSEA.

COL. J. R. WRIGHT.I

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A 2iD. MIL I 2 "MORE POLICE" CRY EXCHEQUER CONTRIBU- TION POSITION. Swansea Pointer." Th-e SwajYs-ea Oonst13 is urging the addition of 58 more men to the force, to make it thoroughly efficient and up to the numbers in other large towns. The Watch Committee have yet to consider' the matter. The matter is a very important one, not only from the police point of view but from the ratepayers', and we axe able to state on the best authority that such an addition would MEAN A 2d. RATE. I There is an impression that the Exchequer contributions equal half of the cost of the -i l f of the c?)st of the police force. This is quite erroneous. The Exchequ-er grants are diverted for a variety of purposes no increase can be anticipated, and should the local police authority divert any more money to the police they would be taking it away from other objects which would have to be met from the rates. Con- sequently the result would be as broad as it is long. Last vear BETWEEN £16.000 and £ 17,000 WAS RECEIVED by Swansea from Exchequer contributions. This sum does not come in one sum, but is made up of various amounts at various in- tervals, a.nd Swansea has got to administer the money in accordance witli the Acts of Parliament. More could be allotted to the police, it is true, but, as indicated, other objects would suffer accordingly. Last year the total cost of the Swansea Police Force came to £ 19,403. THE EXCHEQUER CONTRIBUTION represented £ 7,512. This source provides part payments for police, melical officer's salary, main roads, sala,nes (proportion) of union officers and registrar of births and deaths, teachers in .poor-law schools, and Education Act charges. If after meeting these charges there remains any balance it would go to the credit of the rates. But experience shows there is no balance. If you expend more on any one of these objects (given above), said Mr. Ashmole, the Borough Accountant, to a Daily Post reporter on W&An ocn a "L- expense MUST COME OUt OF THE RAT and by, for instance, adding 58 more police- men the cost is increased JB5,300, equiva- lent to a 2d. rate. As a matter of fact, the Exchequer contribution grant for the present moment has reached its end, and it can stand no further grants and if fur- ther grants are charged on it. the deficit will ha-ve to come againat the general rate." Conuently the position resolves itself thus. Are the ratepayers agreeable to 58 moTe policemen being added at a cost of a 2 id. rate I The view of many people i. that such a large number is not absolutely necessary. THE POLICE INSPECTION "OFF" I The annual police inspection by Mr Dunning, Government inspector, was ar- ranged to take place at the Drill Hall. Swansea, on Wednesday morning, at 11 o'clock, but after the men (150L including ing mount-ed men, had turned up, the in- timation was conveyed that Mr. Dunning. though in Swansea, was suffering from malaria, and could not make the inseection that day. The proceedings consequently had to be postponed, and the inspection will take place in a week or fortnight's time.

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