§ 21. Captain ERSKINE-BOLST
asked the Home Secretary what action, if any, 536 he proposes to take on the report of His Majesty's inspector of constabulary suggesting better co-ordinated effort between the detective forces of the country, and for the provision of wider records for reference in respect of the activities of criminals?
§ Sir H. SAMUEL
The whole question has already received a good deal of informal consideration in consultation with His Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary and others. I recognise the great importance of securing the closest possible co-operation and co-ordination of effort in a police system such as ours which consists of a considerable number of separate forces, and I am contemplating the appointment of a committee, consisting of His Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary and of representatives of the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and of the County and Borough Chief Constables, and the Home Office, to formulate specific proposals.