HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 c706
21. Mr. Geoffrey Hutchinson

asked the Minister of Labour whether it is proposed to make any arrangements to expedite the return to their police duties as soon as possible after the termination of hostilities in Europe of the regular police now serving with the armed forces.

Mr. Bevin

Yes, Sir. The regular police are in a special position in that their return from the Armed Forces to their police forces will be in the nature of a transfer from one uniformed disciplined service to another. Accordingly, arrangements are under consideration whereby regular policemen will be dealt with individually and those who can be spared from their military duties will, it is hoped, be returned to police service at an early date after the cessation of hostilities in Europe.