HC Deb 17 November 1966 vol 736 cc604-5
4. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what scientific devices, already publicised, he has introduced in the last 12 months for the prevention of crime.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

It is not possible, within the compass of a reply to a Question, to give an adequate account of the continuing process of applying science to police work. I expect shortly to receive the report of the Police Advisory Board Working Party which has been surveying the whole field of police equipment, and I will then write to my hon. Friend.

Mr. Dalyell

When the Home Secretary receives the report, would he give publicity to the work that is being done, which, in the view of many of us, is extremely satisfactory?

Mr. Jenkins

I certainly propose to publish the report at an early stage, and I will certainly consider measures to see that this is brought to the notice of the public as fully as possible.