HC Deb 21 February 1963 vol 672 cc88-9W
59. Mr. Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has now received the expected comments of local authorities on the report of the Royal Commission on the Police; and whether he will now announce his conclusions on any more of the Report's main recommendations, particularly concerning parliamentary discussion of provincial police force matters.

Mr. Woodhouse

My right hon. Friend has received the comments of the local authority associations and he has had a preliminary discussion with them of some of the main recommendations. Further meetings will be arranged as necessary. My right hon. Friend will keep the House informed of any action taken on the Report; but on some matters, including the question mentioned particularly by the hon. Member, my right hon. Friend would like, before taking final decisions, to hear the views of hon. Members as soon as time can be found for a debate.