HC Deb 08 July 1965 vol 715 c290W
46. Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training or educational methods are employed by the Metropolitan Police to promote a greater understanding of the problems of immigrant communities, with a view to securing better relations between the police and all sections of the public.

Sir F. Soskice

I am informed by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that the special arrangements which he has made to promote greater understanding of the problems of immigrant communities include a series of talks given last year by a member of the staff of the High Commissioner for Jamaica to the teaching staffs of the two metropolitan police training schools, and the inclusion of this subject in the regular talks on current affairs given at the schools. The attendance at one of the training schools of numbers of overseas students from all parts of the Commonwealth also helps greatly to promote understanding.

A chief superintendent has been given special responsibility for liaison between the Metropolitan Police and representatives of coloured immigrants and is active in promoting closer contacts.