§ 31 Mr. McEntee
asked the Home Secretary how many junior station inspectors and station inspectors have represented the Metropolitan Police in some form of sport before being appointed to the Police College; and whether out standing ability at games is considered an added qualification for applicants to join the Police College?
§ Sir S. Hoare
I regret I am not in a position to give the information asked for in the first part of the question. As regards the second part, in assessing the suitability of candidates for the college an attempt is made to form an all-round judgment of their character,. and one of the many elements taken into consideration is any evidence of their leadership and physical proficiency.