HC Deb 05 November 1959 vol 612 c65W
4. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state his plans for improving the pay and conditions of service in the Metropolitan Police Force, with a view to making them more attractive and increasing the size of the police force.

Mr. Renton

The pay, and in part the conditions of service, of the police are primarily a matter for the Police Council for Great Britain, which is a joint negotiating body representative of the police authorities and of all ranks of the police service.