HC Deb 31 January 1963 vol 670 c215W
63. Mr. D. Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, having regard to the recently published statistics regarding the increase in crime throughout the country, if he will consult the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and standing joint committees or watch committees, with a view to authorising the employment in a consultant capacity of high ranking police officers who, owing to their age, are now in enforced retirement.

Mr. Brooke

I do not think that any general arrangement of calling back retired police officers in a consultative capacity would serve to reduce crime. There is already provision, in cases where it is considered necessary, for high-ranking officers to be retained for up to five years after reaching the normal compulsory retirement age.

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