HC Deb 28 January 1954 vol 522 cc269-70W
96. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the fact that there is no colour discrimination in the recruitment of applicants to the police service in this country, he will circularise police authorities with advice that they should include in police establishment anyone who complies with all the qualifications necessary.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

The basic qualifications for appointment to the police are prescribed in the Police Regulations, which do not discriminate on grounds of race, creed or colour. I have no reason to think that appointing authorities do not consider all applications on their merits, and I am satisfied that no action is called for on my part.