§ 133. Major Bruce
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he proposes to set up a committee to inquire into the pay and conditions obtaining in the police forces in England and Wales.
§ 137. Sir J. Lucas
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied that the pay, conditions and pensions of the police force are adequate for the class of personnel required; and what action he proposes to take to lessen the number of resignations therefrom.
§ Mr. Ede
I am fully satisfied with the quality of the recruits now entering the police service, but the question whether general conditions are such as to attract and retain recruits in the numbers required depends upon a number of factors, not all of which are within my control. The present rates of pay are based upon an agreement reached on the Police Council in November last. Pension conditions are now being discussed by the Council.