HC Deb 22 October 1953 vol 518 cc295-6W
71. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been drawn to the resignations and recruitment figures in the Metropolitan Police Force from 1st May, 1953, to date and to the position of recruitment and establishment in the Liverpool City Police; and, in view of the general difficulties nationally of police recruitment, when he intends to implement Part 2 of the Oaksey Committee Report on Negotiating Machinery and Conditions in Police Forces.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes." The answer to the second part of the Question is that the new negotiating body, to be known as the Police Council for Great Britain, which was referred to in the answer to a Question by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for South Shields (Mr. Ede) on 2nd April last, has now been set up. I understand that the Chairman of the Council, Sir John Howard, proposes to call a first meeting as soon as possible.