§ 15. Mr. David Jones
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of the anomalous position prevailing by the existence of standing joint committees controlling police forces in administrative counties as compared with watch committees in county boroughs; and what steps he proposes taking with a view to bringing police administration in administrative counties in line with that existing in county boroughs.
§ The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Ede)
I am well aware of the differences between the composition and responsibilities of county and borough police authorities under the present law. It would require legislation 612 if it were decided to alter the position, and I can hold out no prospect of the early introduction of such legislation.