HC Deb 17 December 1969 vol 793 cc1342-3
39. Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will implement that section of the Police Act 1964 which would enable a person to sue a chief constable as representing a police authority rather than the individual police officer against whom he may have grounds for action.

Mr. Ross

Yes, Sir. The relevant legislation is now Section 39 of the Police (Scotland) Act, 1967, and I have made an Order bringing this section into operation on 1st January, 1970.