HC Deb 02 February 1961 vol 633 cc148-9W
76. Mr. Abse

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of variation in practice between one police authority and another, he will introduce legislation laying down a code of conduct designed to protect persons in custody or persons invited to police stations from any unfair use of modern psychological means of interrogation.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The Judges' Rules, supplemented by the recommendations circulated to the police in 1947 and 1948 with the approval of the then Lord Chief Justice, already constitute a code of practice of general application.

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