HC Deb 13 July 1936 vol 314 c1668

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent the Home Office, under existing law and practice, intervenes to ratify, disapprove, or amend appointments made by provincial burgh and county police authorities?


Under the Police Regulations, appointments to the post of chief officer of police are subject to the approval of the Secretary of State. Apart from this, my Department is concerned with appointments and promotions in county and borough police forces only so far as is necessary to ensure compliance with the general provisions of the Regulations.