HC Deb 17 April 1962 vol 658 c43W
83. Sir W. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies who controls the police in each of the remaining Colonies of the United Kingdom, including Malta, Kenya, and Zanzibar.

Mr. Maudling

In most Colonial Territories, including Kenya and Zanzibar, responsibility for the police rests with the Governor or senior British representative. In Singapore, British Guiana, Jamaica and Trinidad an elected Minister is fully responsible for the police and I have just agreed to a similar arrangement for Malta. In Uganda an elected Minister has administrative responsibility and the Governor retains operational control; a similar arrangement applies in the individual islands of the Leeward and Windward Islands. In all Colonial Territories the Commissioner of Police commands and directs the force.