Assorted documents, Special Police

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1931

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Letters, lists, and memoranda relating to the payment of sworn, and non-payment of unsworn members of Special Police performing the same duties. The number 57 is stamped on the cover, with the title: Special Police.

The documents include:

Handwritten list, Police Department debits for clothing, undated.

Copy of a letter from Captain, New Zealand Defence Forces, Number 7 Regimental District, Napier, to The Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee, Tiffen Park House, Napier, dated 19 May 1931, regarding: Napier Special Police Unsworn Members Unpaid; both sworn and unsworn members were required to perform tours of duty; list supplied accurate.

Copy of a letter from Captain, New Zealand Defence Forces, Number 7 Regimental District, Napier, to Officer, Relief Committee, Tiffen Park, Napier, dated 7 May 1931, regarding: Napier Special Police Roll Unsworn Members, list attached.

List, Napier Special Police; Unsworn Members Who Performed Duty with Special Police: Names, dates of service, days of service, addresses and remarks included. Dated between 8 February 1931 to 26 March 1931.

Copy of a letter from Captain, New Zealand Defence Forces, Number 7 Regimental District, Napier, to W E Barnard, New Zealand House of Representatives, Wellington, dated 21 April 1931, regarding: before volunteers accepted for Special Police services it was explained to them that they were unlikely to receive payment; a month passed before sworn men were offered 5/- per diem; total of 107 men.

List, Napier Special Police; Unsworn Members Who Performed Duty with Special Police: Names, dates of service, addresses and remarks included. Dated between 8 February 1931 to 26 March 1931.

Letter from E T Batt, 34 Coote Road, Napier, to W E Barnard, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, dated 5 April 1931, regarding: enrolled in Special Police under Captain Johnson not sworn in, working with and doing the same work as sworn in men. Five pages.

Copy of a letter from W E Barnard, Parliament Buildings, Wellington to Captain Johnson, Defence Department, Nelson Park, Napier, dated 12 April 1931, regarding: request list of unsworn Special Police and their duties.

Copy of a letter from W E Barnard, Parliament Buildings, Wellington to E T Batt, 34 Coote Road, Napier, dated 12 April 1931, regarding: receipt of letter, writing to Captain Johnson; currently dealing with Earthquake Bill; will investigate further when able.

Copy of a letter from W E Barnard, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, to William Miller, c/o YMCA, Nelson Park, dated 9 April 1931, regarding: receipt of letter; currently dealing with Earthquake Bill; Inspector Cummings on holiday therefore unable to discuss issue; finds official view unsatisfactory, will investigate further when able.

Letter from William Miller, c/o YMCA, Nelson Park, to W E Barnard, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, dated 8 April 1931, regarding: not sworn in, employed as uniformed patrolman, patrolling streets of abandoned homes, not being paid an anomaly; any New Zealand citizen can make citizens arrest without being sworn in. It states: I am placed in the category of Lazarus waiting at the door, while noticeably there are no crumbs falling from the table at which the privileged guests feast in contented mood while Lazarus hungers at the door. Six pages.

Memorandum from Mr Cummings, Inspector of Police, Napier, to W E Barnard, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, dated 30 March 1931, regarding: P J McLachlan, some employees of Special Police acquired clothing on an extensive scale, more than should have been supplied, including the case of P J McLachlan. There were only two men that complained.

Copy of letter from W E Barnard, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, to Mr Cummings, Inspector of Police, Napier, dated 23 March 1931, regarding: Mr P J McLachlan's letter, and cost of clothes being more than wages.

Letter from P J McLachlan, 9 Cameron Road, Napier, to W E Barnard, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, dated 24 March 1931, regarding: apologies for not addressing letter to correct person.

Copy of letter from W E Barnard, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, to P J McLachlan, 9 Cameron Road, Napier, dated 23 March 1931, regarding: received letter via Mr Holland, will investigate.

Letter from W E Barnard, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, to H E Holland, Leader, Labour Party, Wellington, dated 23 March 1931, regarding: receipt of letter, will investigate.

Letter from H E Holland, New Zealand House of Representatives, to W E Barnard, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, dated 21 March 1931, regarding: a letter from Mr P J McLachlan.

Letter from P J McLachlan, 9 Cameron Road, Napier, to Mr H E Holland, MP, Trades Hall, Wellington, dated 19 March 1931, regarding: men working in the Special Police had relief clothes and gave authorisation for cost of clothes to be deducted from wages, but the clothes cost more than their wages.

Copy of letter from Wellington, to J T Murphy, Secretary, Napier Tramway Industrial Union of Workers, 7 Brewster Street, Napier, dated 1 April 1931, regarding: receipt of letter, effort will be made to secure payment for work.

Letter from J T Murphy, Secretary, Napier Tramway Industrial Union of Workers, 7 Brewster Street, to W E Barnard, Wellington, dated 28 March 1931, regarding: three cases of men working for Special Police who require payment for services.

Copy of a letter from Wellington to Mr Batt, 34 Coote Road, Napier, dated 30 March 1931, regarding: letter of 25th: only sworn in members of special police force will be paid.

Copy of a letter from Secretary, Earthquake Relief Committee, Napier, to W E Barnard, Parliamentary Building, Wellington, dated 28 March 1931, regarding: receipt of letter of 25th, only sworn in members of special police force will be paid.

Copy of a letter from Wellington to Mr Kitching, Secretary, Napier Relief Committee, Napier, dated 25 March 1931, regarding: letter from a member of Special Police Force that was not sworn in and not paid

Copy of a letter from Wellington to E T Batt, 34 Coote Road, Napier, dated 25 March 1931, regarding: receipt of letter, will investigate the case that seems unfair.

Letter from E T Batt, Special Police, 34 Coote Road, Napier, to W E Barnard, Napier, dated 18 March 1931, regarding the injustice of not paying the members of the Police force that have not been sworn in.

Copy of a memorandum from the Secretary, to the Inspector of Police, Napier, dated 16 April 1931, regarding: six men on Special Police duties in Westshore, their names are listed. They believe they should receive the same payment as those sworn in.

Copy of a letter from the Secretary, to W E Barnard, New Zealand House of Representatives, Wellington, dated 28 March 1931, regarding: receipt of letter, only sworn-in members of the Special Police Force will be paid.

Letter from W E Barnard, New Zealand House of Representatives, to Mr Kitching, Secretary, Napier Relief Committee, Napier, dated 25 March 1931, regarding: received a letter from a non sworn in special police force man requesting payment. As long as he and others can be identified they should be paid.

Extract from the minutes of the Napier Committee meeting held on 27 March 1931: Special Police: non sworn in Special Police should be paid as well, as directed by W E Barnard.

Extract from the minutes of the Napier Committee meeting held on 2 March 1931: Special Police: 103 men performing special police duties, all sworn in.

Memorandum from D Cummings, Inspector of Police, New Zealand Police, to The Secretary, Napier Citizens Committee, Napier, dated 18 March 1931, regarding: Special Police - pay: Police Department paying for the services of 70 men costing £450, the remainder to be paid by the Napier Citizens Committee, that being £191.10.0

Memorandum from D Cummings, Inspector of Police, New Zealand Police, to The Secretary, Napier Citizens Committee, Napier, dated 2 March 1931, regarding: Special Police: patrol duty gratuity of 5/- per day plus food; park duties should receive 2/6 per day plus food; 50 employed at present, to be reduced to 25 by next week.

Extract from the minutes of the Napier Committee meeting held on 25 February 1931: Wages: Special Police, Traffic men, Second-hand Clothing Depot; Food Depot; Voluntary Workers; Headquarters' Staff; Transport; Necessity for existing staffs.
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Various coloured papers printed and lined, typed, handwritten, and stamped.
Measurements
Length x Width: 340 x 215mm
Subject period
Subject date
1931
Credit line
from the Public Trust Office
Other number(s)
m98/62, 78149

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