§ Mr. Gammans
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the police force of Jamaica are not supplied with steel helmets, tear gas and mobile radio equipment for emergencies as is done in Trinidad and British Guiana.
Mr. Creech Jones
The police force of Jamaica are supplied with tear gas, but not with steel helmets, as this has not so far been considered necessary. Nor are they supplied with mobile radio equipment as hitherto they have depended in226W emergency upon wireless facilities provided by the military authorities. These and other questions affecting police equipment will be dealt with in the course of the reorganisation of the Jamaican Constabulary arrangements for which are now being made.