HC Deb 17 November 1966 vol 736 c611
11. Mr. Kenneth Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what improvements in police and prison methods he intends to make arising out of new methods he saw operating in the United States of America during his visit there.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

As regards police, I was particularly impressed by advanced communications systems; patrol arrangements and community relations, and as regards prisons by the emphasis on perimeter security and the development of prison industries. I have put in hand urgent studies to see how these features could be used in the difficult circumstances which apply in this country.

Mr. Lewis

Does the Home Secretary intend to make any of his findings available to the Mountbatten Commission to help with its inquiries?

Mr. Jenkins

If I were asked so to do, I would do so. I think that the general trend of my thoughts on this matter is known in the Department and, through the Secretary, to the Commission.

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