HC Deb 26 May 1966 vol 729 cc129-30W
51. Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in supplying personal radio sets for policemen on patrol.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

Over 800 pocket wireless sets purchased last year are now in operation in 71 forces; another 200 sets are available for use as soon as local construction and installation is complete. I have decided to increase the purchase of sets in the current year to 3,000 and I shall shortly be ordering a further 5,000 sets for delivery in 1967–68. In addition, some 750 pocket sets have been separately provided for four forces and more are on order; substantial numbers of pack sets are also being used by policemen on patrol.