HC Deb 08 July 1965 vol 715 cc292-3W
54. Mr. Rees-Davies

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for reports from chief constables in order to ascertain in what circumstances the police are authorised to use police dogs and what principles are applied in connection with their use; and if he will make a statement.

Sir F. Soskice

I am satisfied that chief officers of police exercise proper discretion as regards the use of police dogs, and I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the general guidance that has been issued.