§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the special qualifications of the Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire which have led to his nomination as Chief Constable-designate of Cyprus; what experience he has of colonial police duties; if he is a qualified interpreter in Greek and/or Turkish; by what process of selection this nomination was made; and how many other applications were considered, and by whom.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Mr. J. E. S. Browne was selected by me in consultation with the Governor of Cyprus and the Home Office, and after careful consideration of possible candidates both at home and overseas. In making this selection, I had in mind the expansion and reorganisation of the Cyprus Force, and the216W assistance at present being given by a substantial number of police officers seconded to Cyprus from police forces in the United Kingdom. The answers to the second and third parts of the Question are in the negative. I am satisfied that Mr. Browne is in all respects a suitable choice for the post.